Collection Management


Cultural heritage collections provide invaluable information relating to our past and it is essential that institutions carefully consider how to protect them. Preventative conservation (correct storage, archival packaging, and proper handling) helps insure the longevity of these precious materials – but what measures should be taken to protect collections in the event of a disaster?




Stories and histories can be shared more easily with Recollect, and online communities can grow and distribute this important knowledge. A Recollect site allows you to capture and manage content, enrich your collections, and discuss new ideas from anywhere in the world.




New technologies in digitisation are paving the way for more accurate and visually descriptive preservation of cultural heritage collections. Of these new technologies, NZMS is embracing structured light 3D scanning to capture objects 3-dimensionally, delivering multiple viewpoints and allowing for an increased sense of tangibility – superior to a typical photograph.