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Ms Jane Henderson 


Surveying the Conservation Landscape - Commissioned by CyMAL and National Library of Wales (NLW), Aberystwyth a report which revisits three key recommendations from the 2000 Lisc report ‘The Future of our Recorded Past’. The research considered whether these recommendations had been actioned, remained valid or required further actions. The author reviewed a range of relevant strategy documents and interviewed leading figures representing key stakeholders in the preservation and care of the collections in Wales. The report found that actions had happened under each recommendation, that in general the recommendations were still considered a priority but that each should be adapted in the light of actions in the last decade.

Firing Line - Consultant, with Phil Parkes on Conservation for the development of a new museum in Cardiff Castle

Spotlight on Museums - A comprehensive survey of Wales’ museums and collections published by of the Welsh Assembly Government. 106 of Wales’s 143 museums participated in the survey, including Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales sites and independent and local authority museums.  The detailed survey looked at the subject, number and significance of collections, access and learning, audience development and physical aspects such as buildings, facilities and storage. It also provides information on the numbers of staff and volunteers working in the sector, working patterns and finance including admission charges, budgets and funding and support arrangements.  Funded by CyMAL

What’s In Store - In 2003 a partnership comprising The Council of Museums in Wales, National Museums & Galleries of Wales and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales commissioned a survey of the Welsh archaeological archive. The survey, undertaken by Jane Henderson and Phil Parkes of Cardiff University, aimed at providing evidence of the extent and physical condition of archaeological archives relating to Wales that exist in museums, archaeological units, universities, other institutions and with independent archaeologists. The extensive survey led to a detailed report about the size and condition of the archive and included a number of recommendations. Following consultation within the profession eight recommendations emerged and these are outlined in the report What's in Store? which was published and presented to Alun Pugh, Minister for Culture, Welsh Language and Sport in March 2004.  Funded by Council of Museums in Wales, National Museum Wales, RCAHM

The Future of our Recorded Past-  In 2000 commissioned by Libraries and Information Services Council Wales LISC (W)) to offer authoritative advice to the Welsh Assembly Government on the state and status of library and archive collections in Wales. LISC (W) commissioned the survey to examine library and archive collections in repositories in Wales in particular the status of their conservation and preservation needs in the light of the holding institutions’ other responsibilities.

Store assessment National Maritime Museum - This project is funded by the National Maritime Museum.