Agenda item

Acquisitions, Loans and Disposals

The Management Committee are asked to note the Museum’s acquisitions and loans and to approve the disposals outlined in the report.


The Museum Manager presented a report, a copy of which had been circulated to the Committee and a copy of which appears as Appendix B to these minutes in the Minute Book.


The report provided an update on new acquisitions to the collection, the loan of paintings to other institutions, and the items in the collection which were proposed for disposal in accordance with the Collections Development Strategy and the Museums Association Code of Ethics.


Appendix 2 of the report provided a detailed assessment prepared by the Museum Curator for each of the 12 ship models recommended for disposal. It was not possible to display or store these items properly and they did not form part of the museum’s core offer. The Museum Manager outlined the process undertaken when disposing of an item, in transferring it to another suitable museum or public collection directly or through wider museum community advertisement. It was noted that the model of the P.S. Bournemouth Queen was recommended for transfer to Poole Museum due to its local connection.




  1. the acquisitions and loans outlined in the report be noted.
  2. the disposals outlined in the report be approved.


Voting - Unanimous


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