The Department of the Interior museum collections, a subset of the larger personal property category, are managed and preserved under policy set in the Departmental Manual Part 411. The DOI Museum Property Directives are associated policy and procedure for all bureaus and offices of the Department. Other guidance is also provided.
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.
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.