Museum Policies

“Museums enable people to explore collections for inspiration, learning and enjoyment. They are institutions that collect, safeguard and make accessible artefacts and specimens, which they hold in trust for Society.”
~ Museums Association (1998)

The Society of Antiquaries collections at both Burlington House and Kelmscott Manor are fully Accredited museums.

The Accreditation Scheme, which is administered by Arts Council England, sets nationally agreed standards for museums in the UK by defining best practice. Accredited museums have demonstrated their commitment to effective collections care, good governance and the development of visitor and user services.
Museums have to apply to retain accreditation every three years, and it is therefore a quality standard that recognises achievement and encourages development and improvement.

Museum Policy Documents

MAS_BLACK_transparentThe Society operates it museum collections according to a series of policies that have been approved by its trustees and are a requirement of Accreditation.