We have range of policies in place when looking after the collections, including:
- Loans Policy
- Collections Development Policies
- Care of Working Collection Objects Policy
- Policy for the care of human remains
- Rights Management policy
As a museum service with full Accreditation from Arts Council England, we are committed to upholding national and international laws and conventions relating to collections, their care, development and disposal.
These include, but are not limited to:
- The Museums Association’s Code of Ethics 2015;
- The UNESCO 1975 Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural \property;
- The Treasure Act 1996 (as amended by the Coroners and Justice Act 2009);
- The statement of principles ‘Spoliation of Works of Art during the Nazi, Holocaust and World War II period’ issued for non-national museums in 1999 by the Museums and Galleries Commission;
- The ‘Guidance for the care of human remains in museums’ issued by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport in 2005;
- Dealing in Cultural Objects (Offences) Act 2003;
- Current legislation as set out on the Conservation Trust website, https://collectionstrust.org.uk/cultural-property-advice/
To find out more about the policies we have in place and the standards to which we work, please contact our Collections team using the online enquiry form.
The collections team will get back to you as soon as they can, but please be patient as they are a small team.
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