The UK Registrars Group is a non-profit association set up in 1979. It provides a forum for exchanging ideas and expertise between registrars, collection managers and other museum professionals in the United Kingdom, Europe and worldwide.
The group strives to establish and promote standards of good professional practice through publications and seminars and to support national and international standards in relevant fields of work.
Particular emphasis is given to documentation and records, physical care, loans & exhibition logistics and cultural sector legislation. The Group also seeks to provide avocacy and representations in relevant consultations and sectoral developments, where required by its membership. The Group is run by an elected committee; details of their roles are available on the publications page. We rely on our membership to ensure the dynamism of our organisation and we encourage ideas from all our members.
Individual membership is open to all those involved in the care, management, interpretation and display of collections in museums, art galleries, heritage centres or any other similar organisations. In addition, corporate membership is available to those companies which supply services to the museum and gallery sector in general.
The website is our main form of communication with members, non-members, other museum professionals and non-museum workers alike. News, events and job adverts are also sent via our news bulletin, which goes out monthly by email to all members.
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I have led the Registration team at Royal Museums Greenwich since 2003, during which time the organisation has undertaken a number of sector-leading initiatives towards significantly upgrading its collections stewardship. From 2012 the Registration department will support the museum in delivering its ambitious public programme, as enabled by the impressive Sammy Ofer Wing extension. In my earlier career I held Collections Registrar and Loans Registrar positions at Tate. A long-standing UKRG member, this is my first time on the Committee and I look forward to helping to promote the interests, development and professional profile of our membership.
I am currently the Documentation Officer at the Horniman Museum and Gardens where I work on new acquisitions, disposals, documentation, and managing, maintaining and training people on our collections management system Mimsy XG.
I previously worked for the National Maritime Museum as Collections Documentation and Audit assistant. This is my first time on the Committee and so I am looking forward to getting stuck in to the Treasurer role ensuring that all monies get banked, transferred and paid on time!
I am currently one of two Loans Officers at the National Museums Scotland in Edinburgh. Before National Museums Scotland, I was Assistant Collection Registrar, Acquisitions and Long Loans at Tate, the Administrator for the Natural Sciences department at the National Museums Scotland and Assistant to the Curator at the Wordsworth Trust in Grasmere. I am delighted with my new position as Secretary for the UKRG and can't wait to get started!
I am currently the Assistant Registrar at the Museum of London, where I work on acquisitions and long-term loans in and out. I previously worked as Registrar Trainee for Leeds Museums and Galleries and as Collections Store Assistant at the National Maritime Museum. This is my first time on the Committee and I am really looking forward to the next couple of years.
I have recently joined the National Gallery as Assistant Registrar, this involves working on short-term and long-term loans. I was previously Property Control Manager at Phillips Auction house, Collection Registrar for the Tate / National Portrait Gallery, Assistant Registrar at the Hayward Gallery, Assistant Loans Registrar at Tate and Illustrations Graduate Trainee at Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew. I have been a member of the UKRG for several years, however, this my first time on the committee, I’m really pleased to have been given this opportunity and look forward to getting stuck in!
I am the Loans and Touring Exhibitions Curator in the Word & Image Department at the V&A. I work in the curatorial department that looks after works on paper - prints, paintings, photographs, books. My main role involves organising the objects for loans out to exhibitions: cataloguing them. liaising with conservation and with our Registrars in the V&A's Loans Section. This is my first time on the committee and I hope I can continue the high standard you all expect from UKRG events!
I am an Exhibition Registrar for the National Galleries of Scotland, working on a variety of exhibition and display projects across our three galleries. I previously worked both as an administration assistant in the NGS Registrars Department and as the Registrar Trainee for Leeds Museums and Galleries and the Royal Armouries. This is my first time on the Committee and I hope to succeed in organising some interesting and exciting events for the UKRG membership.
I am the Assistant Registrar at the Royal Armouries. I am responsible for loans in and out, object movement, documentation, and collection audits across our three sites: Leeds, Tower of London, and Fort Nelson. My previous roles include working at National Museums Scotland as Collections Care Project Assistant, and working at York Archaeological Trust as Research and Collections Assistant. I look forward to representing our Corporate Members and helping to develop and raise the profile of the UKRG. I am delighted to be given this opportunity on the Committee!
I am currently Curatorial & Learning Administrator for Weston Park, Staffordshire. I help oversee the collection in the historic House, co-ordinate the volunteers and organise exhibitions within the on-site Granary Art Gallery. Within the Learning Department, I occasionally run curricular based activities for school children. This is my first time on the committee and I am very much looking forward to becoming involved and taking care of the website!
I have worked at the British Museum for nearly 25 years, apart from a brief spell on secondment to the Museums and Galleries Division in the old Department of National Heritage (now DCMS) in the mid-90s.
For the last decade I have been based in the Middle East department, dealing with diverse collections ranging from antiquity (ancient Mesopotamia, Anatolia, Persia etc.,) to contemporary Islamic artwork. I have been a member of the UKRG for about 15 years and have always avoided getting more involved…