Managing and documenting any formal assessment of your collections that follows a stated methodology.
The scope of such reviews might range from a few items to the whole collection. They might be carried out in-house, or involve working across museum networks, sometimes with the input of your local stakeholders or subject specialists. Reviews are often the first stage of rationalising collections, which can lead to the Deaccessioning and disposal […]
This is the Spectrum standard for Collections review. It includes policy questions and sets out the minimum requirements you should aim to meet however you put this procedure into practice.
This suggested procedure shows how you might meet the Spectrum standard for Collections review. It is presented in two formats: text and workflow diagram. They are meant to be starting points for you to adapt to the needs of your own museum.