Collections Trust is the organisation in the UK responsible for co-ordinating and supporting the capture and sharing of information in the cultural heritage sector. Although based in the UK it sees itself as an international body and offers the standards and support it provides across the world.
Collections Trust (CT) grew out of the UK Museums Association (MA) in the early 1970’s as the Information Retrieval Group of the Museums Association (IRGMA). In 1977, this group formed the Museum Documentation Association (MDA). In 2008 as part of a wider governmental re-organisation of sector support the MDA extended its brief to include the practical use of and changed its name to Collections Trust.
Collections Trust is responsible for: