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The distributed national collection in Wales, conservation on the national agenda

Henderson, Jane ORCID:, Kerr, Lesley-Anne and Gwilt, Diane 2014. The distributed national collection in Wales, conservation on the national agenda. Presented at: ICOM-CC 17th Triennial Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 15-19 September 2014. Published in: Brigland, Janet ed. ICOM-CC 17th Triennial Conference Preprints, Melbourne, 15–19 September 2014. Paris: International Council of Museums, p. 1501.

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The concept of the Distributed National Collection is a Wales wide collections management initiative that embeds conservation and access issues for collections across Welsh museums and was adopted by CyMAL : Museums Archives and Libraries Wales (CyMAL) for the Welsh Government within the 2010 Museums Strategy. Collections and the stories they tell are the most fundamental of museum assets. In recent years there have been a number of important initiatives to better document, understand and care for museum collections. Whilst this remains by no means a comprehensive achievement with much still to be done, we now have an opportunity to take stock and to develop the concept in practical ways. This paper provides a summary of the evolution and adoption of the concept and identifies, via case studies, the challenges embodied in enacting a genuinely national approach to collections management.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wales, Distributed National Collection, conservation, access, strategy, museum.
Publisher: International Council of Museums
ISBN: 9789290124108
ISSN: 2312-9964
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2022 09:47

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