Guidance for the care of human remains in museums

This resource from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport outlines good practice guidance for museums acquiring and holding human remains from any period and aims to offer practical support in the care of human remains in museums.

In reference to Collections Development Standards, there is no legislation covering Repatriation and Restitution of Objects and Human Remains for museums. However the Museum Accreditation Scheme requires that museums follow the guidance outlined in this publication.

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Date created: 2005

Author: DCMS

Publisher: DCMS