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South Lanarkshire's museum collections reflect different aspects of our culture, identity and history and link the activities of people who lived in or were connected to the area. They range from the ordinary, such as a Victorian chamber pot, to the surprising, for example, a 110 year-old plum pudding from the Boer War. There are also some very special items, among them a collection of seven Victoria Crosses, part of our collections relating to The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), Scotland's only rifle regiment.

By caring for and developing these collections on your behalf, we ensure that they continue to be relevant, and are preserved for future generations.

Collections development policy

Our Collections Development Policy ensures that we deliver appropriate standards of care and security for all items entrusted to us, whether permanently or on loan. It also ensures that we acquire objects honestly and responsibly, and provides guidelines on the types of objects that we can accept into the museum collection.

Any disposal of items from the museum collection will be carried out for curatorial reasons only, and following Museum Association guidelines, ensuring that public trust in the museum service is upheld.

The policy is a fundamental requirement of Museum Accreditation, a UK sector standard.

Contact details:
Head of Museum Collections, Barrie Duncan, Museum Officer
Tel: 01698 452382

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