Collections Management Policy

Collections Management Policy

The Department of Collections and Research performs the core work of the Filson’s mission. Doing so with intellectual and professional responsibility entails ongoing critical, self-reflexive engagement with the terms of that mission, placing the components of the mission in constant dialogue with historical and library, museum, and archival methods. What the institution collects and preserves and how it interprets that material is not static and has changed over time. It will continue to change.

The Filson’s Collections Management Policy details the department’s areas of interest and outlines the procedures for acquiring, deaccessioning, and providing access to the Filson’s collections. It was last reviewed and approved on April 22, 2021.

View the full Collections Management Policy here [click to access PDF]