Bolton Library and Museum Services

Museum and Archive policies

Museum policies

Documentation Policy Statement

Public access to key policy documents that govern the ethics and the forward planning for Bolton Museum and Archive Service.

Interpretation Policy

This Interpretation Policy is a key policy document that will aid the development of our strategic aims into a working programme. It is intended to give structure and focus to our forward planning, especially in defining and defending the continued use and development of our collections.

Human Remains Policy

The purpose of this policy is to lay out professional standards concerning the collection, care, and use of human remains held as part of the Service’s collection. The vast majority of these human remains are part of the archaeology collection, particularly a small collection of ancient Egyptian mummies. These are used for interpretative display and academic research.

Development Policy

We will use our collections and expertise to inspire and enlighten our users. This will be done by providing enjoyable museum experiences that reflect the stories and communities of Bolton and that contribute towards creating a strong and confident borough.

Conservation and Care Policy

The Conservation & Collections Care policy applies to all objects acquired by Bolton Library & Museum Service as part of the permanent collections and to those objects under temporary care of the service. This policy covers the management and documentation of care of collections, the conservation (interventive and preventive) of objects.

Research Policy

A framework for internal and external collections and information-based research

Download our research policy (Word document)

Archives policy

Archives Collecting Policy

The Archive and Local Studies Service will continue to collect all types of archives and local studies material without regard to format, language or date of production or publication, by purchase, donation and deposit provided that these fall within the stated areas of interest.