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Qa finds the answers22nd February, 2017

As part of our ongoing Business Review here at Modes, our Board have commissioned Qa, one of the UK's leading market research companies, to undertake in-depth research of our products and services, in relation to the needs of our stakeholders. The outcome of this research will help shape a clear path for Modes development and service offer in the coming years.


Modes have now moved – and after two weeks of disruption and organising ourselves, we’ve now settled nicely into our lovely new office space at Sadler Bridge Studios.

Getting to know Modes Board – Kirsty Bell, Treasurer31st January, 2017

This month we introduce you to Modes Board Member Kirsty Bell, Collections Support Officer at Southampton City Council, who joined Modes Board in 2014 and who from September 2016 became Modes Treasurer taking over from long-standing retiring Board member Jeff Cowton, MBE.

Top Tips for Moving Location31st January, 2017

Here at Modes we’ve just been moving office to Sadler Bridge Studios, Bold Lane Derby DE1 3NT. There has been plenty of testing moments during the move – more IT related than the physical move itself – but how should you update changed locations in Modes if your collection was being relocated? Here are our Top Tips to tell you how...

Modes 12 Days of Christmas Top Tips special21st December, 2016

We have a special treat for Modes users this month, as we take you on a top tips adventure through 'Modes 12 Days of Christmas' to discover a different take on the popular rhyme... CLICK HERE FOR TOP TIPS

Modes are moving to new offices in January 201721st December, 2016

On Monday 16th January 2017, Modes will be moving to new offices at Sadler Bridge Studios in Derby ...FIND OUT MORE

Getting to know Modes Board – introducing Emma Herrity21st December, 2016

Introducing Modes Board Member Emma Herrity. Find out about Emma's work as Museum & Collections Officer at the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum, and why she is delighted to be a guiding force for the future of Modes ....

Workshop and AGM Review: Forward vision27th October, 2016

Modes held another successful Annual Workshop & AGM on 12 October 2016, and with around 40 enthusiastic members in attendance, it nicely rounded-off our end of financial year reporting which has seen the second most profitable year ever for Modes!

Honouring Michael Freeman on his retirement from Modes Board27th October, 2016

At the Modes Users Association AGM in October, Michael Freeman stood down from the MUA Board of Directors after over 20 years’ service. Jamie Everitt, Modes Chair, tells us about the importance of Michael's many contributions to the organisation in a presentation for his retirement.

Where it all began – my favourite Modes memories27th October, 2016

As he retires from Modes Board, we discover where it all began for our former chair Michael Freeman as he shares with us some of his favourite memories of Modes… with tributes to colleagues and amusing anecdotes that we’re sure some of our longstanding members will remember, oh too well!