Visitors to Burlington House explore our collection of paintings
“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
- SAL Collections Development Policy 2014
- SAL Care and Conservation Policy 2014
- SAL Documentation Policy 2014
- SAL Access Statement 2014
- Guidance Notes for Research Visits to Burlington House
- Guidance Notes for Research Visits to Kelmscott Manor