Museum policies

The Beacon Museum is fully accredited by Arts Council England. The museum meets nationally agreed standards, as part of our submission to Arts Council England, Copeland Borough Council formally adopted the following documents in April 2016: our Collections Development Policy, our Collections Documentation Policy, and our Collections Care and Conservation Policy.

Our Collections Development policy sets out what we do and don’t collect, and why. To be considered for donation, objects must have a connection to the borough of Copeland. Otherwise, there is usually another museum with a greater claim on the objects. Please see the policy for more details.

Our Documentation Policy states how we keep a record of all objects in the museum’s care, including donations and loans. Please see the policy for more details.

Our Collections Care and Conservation Policy details how we look after the objects in our care. Please see the policy for more details.

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