RICHMOND COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM POLICY
The Richmond County Historical Society’s Museum exists to:
1. collect and conserve historical artifacts which are pertinent to the history of Richmond County and adjacent areas;
2. arrange and describe the artifacts according to museum principles of cataloguing (computer database commenced 1997), accessioning (codification: Service des Musees Prives, Ministre des Affaires Cultural,Quebec, 1976) and have the bilingually tagged artifacts accessible to the public when on display;
3.provide adequate and appropriate conditions (within the means of the historical society) for the storage, protection and conservation of museum artifacts;
4.provide access for public viewing on the premises, but for security purposes, no cameras or photographic equipment be permitted within the museum;
5. provide educational programming and bilingual promotional material whenever possible to increase public awareness and appreciation of the history of Richmond County and adjacent areas;
Material acquired by the Richmond County Historical Society shall become the permanent property of the Society. Should the material be deemed no longer useful to the Society, the Executive, on the advice of the Curator, may deaccession it. All information pertaining to the deaccessioning and disposition of the artifacts will be retained in the Curator’s records.
The Society retains the right to reproduce materials by mechanical, electronic, or photographic means for security. conservation, or research purposes.
The Society will accept historical artifacts including those made from wood, fabric, glass, stoneware, china, ceramics, bronze, pewter, silver, metal, leather and other pertinent mediums.
The Society will accept material on a permanent basis only, except when borrowing material for short-term loans to reproduce or to include in publications, displays or exhibits. No artifacts are lent to any person or group other than recognized museums or organizations with interests compatible with Richmond County Historical Society and only with Executive approval.
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