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|Author:||Doncaster Museum |
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|Subject:||Community News |
Doncaster Museum Service is looking for the heirs of valued donors to the museum’s substantial collections.
A recent audit of the collections identified a list of objects that are no longer required. These are often items where similar objects already reside in the collection.
The service will be contacting all those people who have donated items on the list within the last 20 years, but as the museum collections have been built up over the last 100 years many people who donated will have since died.
The museum website (www.doncaster.gov.uk/museums) now has a list of donors who donated those items it is seeking to release from the collections.
The Museum Service would welcome any of the listed donors or their family members getting in touch before 30 September if they might be interested in receiving back the item donated. A list of donors can also be obtained from the Museum or Cusworth Hall.
Councillor Bob Johnson, Cabinet Member for Culture and Tourism, said: ‘We have many fantastic items in our collections and we are grateful to all our donors. We are hoping the donors of items on the list or their family members will get in touch if they are interested in receiving back the item donated.’
Throughout this process the Museum Service is following the Museum’s Association’s Code of Ethics. Objects are being offered to other Accredited Museums for their collections in the first instance, then to other relevant groups or Services, such as museum education departments. After that objects will be sold at auction to raise funds that are strictly for the development and care of the remaining items in the collection.
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