The 4 week online course Tools for Strategic Management of Collections provides a practical introduction to a number of recent methods for assessing quality of collections management and care against benchmarks and also identifying staff competencies and providing data for strategic use of resources. The course is aimed at a broad audience from collections managers with day-to-day collections responsibilities to senior managers including those entering collections management from non–natural history or research backgrounds. Although rooted in natural history collections most of these methods are adaptable to the wider museum sector.