‘The museum must have an approved policy for developing collections (also known as an acquisition and disposal policy). The policy must include:
2.2.1 the statement of purpose
2.2.2 an overview of current collections
2.2.3 themes and priorities for future collecting
2.2.4 themes and priorities for rationalisation and disposal
2.2.5 information about the legal and ethical framework for acquisition and disposal of items.’

(Accreditation standard, October 2011)