Museum Property Directives

The Interior Museum Program develops and maintains policy and procedure documents for the governance, management, and preservation of museum collections managed by the bureaus and offices.

" sets the overarching policy for museum property, and DOI Museum Property Directives serve as an extension to 411 DM, offering more specific policy, procedures, and standards.

DOI Museum Property Directives Date Issued
Dir 1 Introduction To Managing Museum Collections Signed 20130314 [pdf] March 14, 2013
Directive 2: Museum Planning, Programming, and Staffing Coming Soon
Dir 3 Required Standards For Collections Documentation [pdf] September 21, 2012
Dir 4 Required Stds Collections Preservation [pdf] September 21, 2012
Directive 5: Museum Collections by Discipline Coming Soon
Directive 6: Archives Coming Soon
Directive 7: Bureau Museum Property Management Plan Coming Soon
Directive 8: Scope of Collection Statement Coming Soon
Directive 9: Collection Management Plan Coming Soon
Directive 10: Museum Emergency Management Coming Soon
Directive 11: Museum Integrated Pest Management Coming Soon
Directive12: Museum Fire Prevention and Security Coming Soon
Directive 13: Museum Housekeeping and Preventive Conservation Coming Soon

Dir14 Facility Checklist Directive Fnl Signed [pdf]


September 24, 2015

Directive 15: Conservation Survey and Treatment Coming Soon
Directive 16: Curatorial Health and Safety Coming Soon

Doi Museum Property Directive 17 [pdf]

November 27, 2018
Dir 18 Interior Collection Management System [pdf] September 21, 2012
Directive 19: Acquisition and Accessioning Coming Soon
Dir20 Cataloging Museum Collections Final Signed [pdf] February 3, 2016
Dir 21 Collection Inventory [pdf]

March 13, 2014


Dir 22 Incoming Loans Signed [pdf]

December 16, 2016
July 2017
Directive 23: Short-term Outgoing Loans of Museum Collections December 1, 2018
Directive 24: Temporary Custodial Arrangements Coming Soon
Directive 25: Deaccessioning and Disposition Coming Soon
Directive 26: Museum Records Management Coming Soon
Directive 27: Reporting Requirements Coming Soon
Directive 28: Access, Use, and Restrictions of Museum Collections Coming Soon
Directive 29: Exhibiting Museum Collections Coming Soon
Directive 30: Museum Collections in Administrative Office Space Coming Soon
Directive 31: Museum Collection Storage Coming Soon

Doi Directives Master Glossary 20160301 [pdf]  

March 1, 2016
Master Bibliography Coming Soon
Master Index Coming Soon

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