Rationalisation is a tricky subject that often brings with it the awkward question of disposal. But it's not just about disposal. Our Effective Museums rationalisation project took improving services to the public as its starting point. Six museums from the region took part, exploring whether elements of their collections were 'passive' or 'active', using findings to make decisions on categorising items for display, handling collections or ethical disposal. A report with templates to support the development of rationalisation plans and policies is on its way. In the meantime, have a look at our new rationalisation animation
to get a feel for where to start and what to do.