Museum in the Park

Collection Policies

The Museum is fully accredited under the Arts Council England Accreditation Scheme and as such has a number of written policies governing all aspects of collections management. These include collections development, care and conservation, documentation, entry and exit to the museum, labelling and marking, location and movement control and loans.

Any of our policies can be viewed upon request - please contact us for more information.

Click here for a short version of the Collections Development policy.

Rationalisation and disposal forms an active part of Collections Development, and the national Accreditation standard exists to retain public confidence in the management of museum collections.

To find out more about disposals proposed to the Stroud District (Cowle) Museum Trust and about our rationalisation policies please click here.

Did you know?

The Accreditation Scheme sets nationally agreed standards for museums in the UK. There are currently just under 1,800 museums participating in the scheme, demonstrating their commitment to managing collections effectively for the enjoyment and benefit of users.



Arts Council England Accreditation Scheme (national standards for museums)


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