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Guidelines for the care of human remains in Scottish museum collections

This publication details Scotland-specific guidelines for the care of human remains in museum collections including their care, associated ethics, display, use and issues around repatriation requests. It also includes comprehensive legal guidelines in a Scottish context.

In relation to Collections Development Standards, it outlines good practice guidance for museums acquiring and holding human remains from any period. It is also relevant to Accreditation requirement 2.2 Development Policy: ‘The museum must have an approved policy for developing collections (also known as an acquisition and disposal policy).’

This resource is relevant to museums in Scotland.

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Date created: 2011

Author: Museums Galleries Scotland

Publisher: Museums Galleries Scotland