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Case study: Orphan Collections – assistance to clarify ownership of items in collections

Between 2013-14, the Hampshire Solent Museum Development Programme brokered an opportunity with the University of Portsmouth’s Masters in Corporate Governance and Law programme, whereby postgraduate students volunteered in Hampshire Solent Museums.

During the project students worked with museum staff and trustees to:

  • Identify priority collections with unclear ownership or loan arrangements
  • Conduct relevant research to establish title
  • Help the museums to understand legal parameters and possible courses of action in relation to orphan objects

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Date created: 2014

Author: South East Museum Development Programme

Publisher: South East Museum Development Programme