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Disposal Toolkit

An updated Disposal Toolkit has been published by the Museums Association and the UK Accreditation partnership. This new Disposal Toolkit replaces the widely-used Museums Association’s 2005 version, and includes additional guidance on financially motivated disposal. Collections review and disposal are an important part of good collections management. The vast majority of disposal activity is undertaken responsibly by museums and the refreshed toolkit will provide them with the support and guidance they need to continue this essential work. This additional guidance at Appendix 4, which should be read as part of the wider Toolkit.

The full amended guidelines are available here:

For guidance about the Disposal Toolkit and the associated first contact form and compliance report, contact