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Assessing Museum Collections. Collection valuation in six steps.


What is the value of a museum collection or object?  Who decides this value and how?
Assessing Museum Collections. Collection valuation in six steps is a practical guide for assigning different kinds of value to objects and collections. This publication is aimed at anyone involved in the professional management of a collection. The original Dutch version of this publication Op de Museale Weegschaal was first published in May 2013 by the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE). The English version has been available since March 2014.

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