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Assessing Museum Collections – Collection valuation in six steps

Value is a key concept within heritage care. When we talk about ‘valuing’ in relation to heritage we mean making reasoned, verifiable statements about its value. We need to elucidate the value assigned to heritage in order to guide the way we preserve, develop and use this heritage, as well as to engender public support for it.

This resource from the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands outlines a new six-step system for assessing museum objects and collections, one that allows scope for changes in valuation.

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Date created: 2014

Author: Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands

Publisher: Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands