Mu­seum pol­icy up­dated

North Coast Times - - NEWS -

THE City of Wan­neroo has made changes to its Mu­seum Col­lec­tion Pol­icy.

Coun­cil­lors sup­ported the amend­ments at the May meet­ing, which the report said would bring it in line with “modern col­lec­tion prac­tice”.

The up­dated pol­icy cov­ers ob­jects housed at Wan­neroo Re­gional Mu­seum, Cock­man House, Buck­ing­ham House and the Old Wan­neroo School­house, com­pris­ing a pri­mary and sec­ondary col­lec­tion across the sites.

There is more in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing ac­qui­si­tions and do­na­tions, with the lat­ter re­quired to be as­sessed against ac­qui­si­tion cri­te­ria, rather than be­ing au­to­mat­i­cally ac­cepted.

“Items for the mu­seum col­lec­tions are se­lected for their ca­pac­ity to help tell the story of the his­tory of the Wan­neroo area,” the report said.

The pol­icy also bet­ter ex­plains rea­sons for, the prin­ci­ples and process of re­mov­ing an ob­ject from the col­lec­tion regis­ter.

Cr Dot New­ton had ex­pressed con­cern about en­sur­ing re­moved do­nated items are re­turned to fam­ily mem­bers and the pol­icy states this should be dis­cussed with the orig­i­nal donor or their de­scen­dants, “with a view to re­turn­ing the ob­ject or ne­go­ti­at­ing a mu­tu­ally agree­able al­ter­na­tive”.

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