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Collections management

Process of overseeing a collection, including acquisition, curation, and deaccessioning / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Collections management involves the development, storage, and preservation of cultural property, as well as objects of contemporary culture (including contemporary art, literature, technology, and documents) in museums, libraries, archives and private collections. The primary goal of collections management is to meet the needs of the individual collector or collecting institution's mission statement[further explanation needed] , while also ensuring the long-term safety and sustainability of the cultural objects within the collector's care. Collections management, which consists primarily of the administrative responsibilities associated with collection development, is closely related to collections care, which is the physical preservation of cultural heritage. The professionals most influenced by collections management include collection managers, registrars, and archivists.

Volunteers sort and catalog a library collection at the National Library of Cambodia. Creating documentation of collections and providing safe storage conditions are important aspects of collections management.