Collections rationalisation and review enables a museum to improve its understanding of a collection so that the collection can be used more effectively. This session will explore the benefits of collection reviews and rationalisation, to both the museum and visitors. The session will also introduce different methodologies and frameworks, and approaches to planning a collections review. We will also look at the ethical and legal considerations of deaccession and disposal, as a potential outcome of rationalisation.
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This workshop will be delivered through our Arts Council England funded Outreach Programme, in collaboration with the Museum Development Network.