The Archaeological Collections Areas Database and Map, compiled on behalf of the Society of Museum Archaeologists, provides an interface to information and contact details on the collecting areas of English museums. The resource is based around an intuitive map interface allowing users to drill down from the county level to individual units and districts and their relevant Museums. The ultimate aim of the project is to provide mapped information on each museum's catchment area for the deposition of archaeological archives. The database information is based upon a survey of 141 museums or museum services. The project has revealed not only the extent of museum collection areas but also the approaches adopted towards the collecting of archives together with the levels of curatorial and conservation skills present in English museums. A copy of the full report, together with its appendices, is available for download on the site. The website is easily navigable through the standard ADS interface and users are required to accept the ADS terms and conditions prior to accessing the resource. Contact information for individual museums is provided through external links to the Cornucopia:Discovering UK Collections website. The project report and appendices are provided for download in Microsoft Word document format.
The Bath Preservation Trust was founded in 1934 to protect the city's unique architectural heritage. Its website provides background information about the Trust and its work, specifically giving information on the buildings and museums in the city of Bath under their protection (the Trust's headquarters at Number 1 Royal Crescent, which features a description and illustrated tour of the building; the Bath Museum building; Beckford's Tower and Museum; and the William Herschel Museum). The website gives information on the buildings, opening times, brief histories, exhibitions and education and events at each site. The website is easy to navigate. Two main menus allow the site to be explored via the individual buildings, or through more basic information on maps and directions, a guest book (which is also browsable online), a search facility and a news and events page. This site is most suitable for those intending to visit the buildings or join the Preservation Trust, and provides basic information on the history of these sites within the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath.