Law Commission’s programme for law reform includes museum collections 11/1/2018

Every three or four years the Law Commission is required by the Law Commissions Act (1965) to submit a programme of areas which it will work on where the law needs reforming. Museum collections will be among its areas of concern in the next few years. It will concentrate on collections where acquisition records are hard to come by, making it hard to transfer objects to other museums, or to dispose of unwanted items. The Commission aims for reform so that museums do not need to seek expensive specialist legal advice in these circumstances, or continue to store unneeded objects. The Law Commission