Collection Management Policy and Procedures


The University of Adelaide has eighteen identified art, heritage and teaching collections, totalling approximately 500,000 objects (see Appendix 1). These collections enhance the University's environment, support and enrich teaching and research programs, and provide a resource to students, staff and the broader community.

The collections were broadly assessed in 1995 as part of the nationwide 'Cinderella' university museum project, which included identification of their significant objects at a state, national and international level. The Collection Management Policy and its associated Procedures are intended to articulate the University's custodial position and provide instruction for the care and management of every aspect of these diverse collections.


Policy and Procedures re-affirmed without amendment by Chief Operating Officer on 29 May 2018 - refer d2018/114806.

Title Version Date uploaded
Collection Management Policy D2015/76947 29 May 2018
Collection Management Procedures d2015/78638 29 May 2018

RMO File No. 2015/2171
Policy custodian Chief Operating Officer
Responsible policy officer Director, University Collections
Approved by Vice-Chancellor and President on 24 March 2015
Related Policies Collection Management Procedures
Effective from 24 March 2015
Review Date 28 May 2021
Contact for queries about the policy Director, University Collections, tel: 8313 4031.

Printed copies of these documents may not be up to date. Please refer to the University Policy and Procedures website for the latest version.