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Policies and plans

Forward Plan

This Forward Plan covers the period from March 2018 to March 2023. It will be reviewed annually, providing a flexible framework to guide the development of Wellcome Collection, and help us capitalize on opportunities to inspire and encourage new ideas about health through our collections and programmes.

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Conservation and Collections Care Policy

How we conserve and care for our collections is central to helping Wellcome Collection achieve its core aims and objectives. The Conservation and Collections Care Policy articulates our stewardship of the collections, and our approach to balancing preservation of and access to the collections with long-term planning aspirations.

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Access Policy

Our Access Policy sets out Wellcome Collection’s commitment to maximising access to our museum and library, and to identifying the ways in which we achieve this across the organisation. The policy relates to all collections held by Wellcome Collection as well as our services, activities, facilities, content and programmes onsite, off-site and online.

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Collections Information Policy

This policy provides a high-level explanation of what kinds of collections information we have, and why and when we gather, create, hold and maintain this information in the ways that we do. Collections information is critical not only to good collections management but, importantly, must evolve and improve continuously to support Wellcome Collection’s vision.

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Collections Development Policy

Our collections are unique and distinctive in their range and variety, and we want them to remain so. This policy describes how we actively develop our combined museum, archive and library collections, and ensures both acquisition and disposal are carried out openly and with transparency.

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Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy

We have a responsibility to provide a safe environment for children and vulnerable adults who visit Wellcome Collection. This policy outlines the ways in which we aim to achieve this.