DOI Museum Property Policy
Departmental Manual Part 411
Departmental Manual Part 411, "Identifying and Managing Museum Property," sets the policy for the management and preservation of museum property at the Department of the Interior. 411 DM was revised in September 2012.
DOI Museum Property Directives
The DOI Museum Property Directives are policy and procedure documents that pertain to specific aspects of the management, preservation, and documentation of DOI museum collections. These documents are in various stages of preparation. Those that are approved by the Director, Office of Acquisition and Property Management, are available for download.
DOI Museum Property Handbooks
The DOI Museum Property Handbooks were written in the 1990s to provide guidance on meeting the policy set forth in Departmental Manual Part 411. They are fully available here until superseded by the DOI Museum Property Directives.
DOI Museum Property Guidance
DOI Museum Property Guidance are documents that may be used by DOI curators, museum property management staff, and many others to assist with managing, preserving, and documenting DOI museum collections.