The International Museums Academy programme in Peru runs in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture – General Museums Management area, to generate spaces for training and professional exchange for workers at public and private museums.
Since 2018, the programme has included training in collections management, audience development and social museology; inclusion and accessibility for museums and cultural institutions and the challenges and responses from the sector to the COVID-19 crisis in 2020
What is the International Museums Academy?
It is a global initiative that generates a platform for collaboration between different countries and the United Kingdom, to facilitate an exchange of knowledge, skills, and best practices that strengthen specialists and workers in museums, galleries, and cultural organisations that house collections.
We continue our work in the museum sector in Peru in the area of collections management with a programme dedicated to the generation of national standards and procedures for the management of ethnographic and patrimonial collections. The programme is carried out in collaboration with the Collections Trust, a British organisation dedicated to providing technical advice on the management and safeguarding of tangible heritage around the world.
This programme includes a combination of master classes for professionals in the sector, working tables and a nationwide consultation process to validate the resulting standards and protocols and their applicability to all museums in Peru, taking into account the contexts and limitations of each. The results of this work will be presented to the Ministry of Culture in a publication celebrating the Bicentennial in order to contribute to the regulations of the National Museums Law and the national policy for the management of movable cultural heritage.
What is Spectrum 5.0?
It is the United Kingdom´s set of collection management standards and procedures developed by Collections Trust, which has been adopted in many other countries. You can access the Spanish version of Spectrum 5.0 developed by the British Council here.