Edinburgh Collections Response Network

The Edinburgh Collections Response Network (ECRN) is a collaborative network of conservators, curators, archivists, librarians, security and collections staff from heritage organisations across Edinburgh, ranging from national institutions to businesses.

Since 2015 it has provided a local forum for knowledge sharing, communication, training and mutual support in the event of a significant collections emergency response situation. There is an annual meeting chaired by members in turn, most recently online. The aims of the network are to:

  • Share good practice, procedures and policies
  • Provide a platform to discuss current and emerging issues
  • Promote collaboration and partnership working
  • Support training events
  • Develop and maintain a list of equipment/staff expertise across local organisations

In order to join you have to be a heritage organisation based in Edinburgh City or surrounding areas, in the Lothians. For further details please see our Terms of Reference document and get in touch with us here.