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COLLECTIONS MANAGEMENT

The function of managing the institution's collections (D1) of artworks, artefacts and manuscripts. (N1)

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For managing museums, galleries and other facilities where collections are stored, displayed or made available to researchers, use ESTATE MANAGEMENT and/or FACILITIES MANAGEMENT.

For providing collections-related services, create a Function 'COLLECTIONS SERVICES' (using the framework in CORPORATE SERVICES or COMMERCIAL SERVICES, depending on the circumstances, as a starting point).

Definitions

D1

Collections means collections of materials that have been generated or acquired by the institution in the course of its teaching or research work, or which have been donated to the institution for these or other purposes.

Notes

N1

This function covers the management of the institution's collections. It does NOT cover the management of the business units which are responsible for the collections or of the buildings/facilities where the collections are stored, displayed or made available to researchers.

 

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