Essential Elements of a Collections Management Policy


Have you ever found yourself trying to protect your organization’s collections from well-meaning volunteers, board members, colleagues, or even from members of the community who don’t understand why their proposal may not be in the best interest of the collections? Using real-life examples, instructor Bruce MacLeish demonstrated how to use a collections management policy to help make and enforce difficult decisions. In doing so, Bruce highlighted the essential elements of collections management policies.

This webinar was created in partnership with American Association for State and Local History’s Small Museum Committee.

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Recorded: Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Duration: Approximately 74 minutes

Guest Expert: Bruce MacLeish, Director of Collections, Newport Restoration Foundation


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