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Title: Dealing with UK Museum Collections: Law, Ethics and the Public/Private Divide
Authors: Ulph, Janet
First Published: 1-Oct-2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP) for International Cultural Property Society
Citation: International Journal of Cultural Property, 2015, 22 (2-3), pp. 177-204
Abstract: In the UK, there is a public perception that, if a cultural object is given to a museum, it will remain in its collections forever. But does UK law reflect this? This article analyses UK law and discusses whether a commercial approach is not always well suited to serve the needs of the museum sector and whether there should be more thought given to the public nature of museums. It calls for law reform in order to ensure that UK law and ethical guidance relating to deaccessioning and disposals from collections is sufficient to maintain public trust, so that people continue to visit museums and to offer objects for their collections.
DOI Link: 10.1017/S0940739115000168
ISSN: 0940-7391
eISSN: 1465-7317
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2015, International Cultural Property Society. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website.
Description: This paper was written by Janet Ulph, AHRC Fellow, School of Law, University of Leicester. It was accepted by the International Journal of Cultural Property (2015) 22 177-204. It does not include editorial input by Cambridge University Press.
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