What is Collections Rationalization?

What is Collections Rationalization and why would you want to do it? Watch this short animation and take the first steps to organising your collections.


Collections Rationalisation

(SHARE Museums East, UK)

Guidelines and Tools

Canadian Museums Association Ethics Guidelines


Museum Association Code of Ethics (UK)


Museum Association Disposal Toolkit (UK)


Once you have watched the Collections Rationalisation film, you might want to explore the Canadian Museum Association Ethics Guidelines, the UK Museums Association’s Disposal Toolkit, and SHARE Museums East’s Collections Rationalisation: Planning For Action (all below) where you will find supporting templates for developing your own rationalization plan and policy.

 Photo: Copyright Royal BC Museum.