Collections Trust Accreditation guidance

These guidance sheets have been written for museums aiming to meet the standard set out in the UK Museum Accreditation Scheme, 2011.

Collections Management Framework

This guidance sheet explains what is meant by ‘Collections Management Framework’. Alongside the other guidance sheets listed below, it provides a basic guide to the PAS197:2009 Code of Practice for Cultural Collections Management and to key elements of Museum Accreditation 2011, Section 2.0: Collections.

Using this guidance sheet will help you to assess whether you wish to go beyond the minimum standard for Accreditation and work towards adopting a full Collections Management Framework. Should you decide to, there is a list of suggested further resources at the end.

Collections Management Policies

This guidance sheet provides a basic guide to the Collections Management Policy requirements of the PAS197:2009 Code of Practice for Cultural Collections Management and Museum Accreditation 2011, Section 2.0: Collections.

Collections Management Planning and Procedures

This guidance sheet gives an overview of the role of planning and procedures within the PAS197:2009 Code of Practice for Cultural Collections Management, and the links with Museum Accreditation Standard, 2011.

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Date created: 2011

Author: Susanna Hillhouse

Publisher: Collections Trust