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What’s new in Spectrum 5.0?30th June, 2017

As the most popular SPECTRUM compliant collections management software in UK museums, Modes takes a closer look at the pending updates to Spectrum 4.0. due to be released this summer – a Draft version of the proposed changes is now available on the Collections Trust website.

Inspiring collections work: Conservation projects in Modes29th March, 2017

In our spotlight feature this month we reveal the inspiring conservation work being done by Modes users at Wiltshire Conservation and Museums Advisory Service (CMAS). We talk to Senior Conservator, Beth Baker to find out more.

Find and Select – the quick way to select all listed search results29th March, 2017

For our top tips this month we guide you through Find and Select. Still the quickest and most accurate way to search your Modes data file and select a group of records is to use the Indexed search function. Find out how to do it...

An essential resource for the museums sector – Collections Trust new website23rd February, 2017

Modes are still are very excited about the recently launched Collections Trust (CT) website. Completely refreshed – this is a website we can’t keep our hands off… so we’re delighted to champion it to our readers - it is a must-go-to resource for collections peers across the UK.

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