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Collections policies

Information about Norfolk Museums Service (NMS) Collections Policies including immunity from seizure

These policies outline the principles that provide NMS the framework and standards for transparent and scrupulous management of collections in our care, using clear procedures and decision making processes common to UK museums in the Arts Council Accreditation Scheme.

If you have further enquiries regarding collections management policies and procedures, contact


Important information

Due to delivery of the Norwich Castle : Gateway to Medieval England project, the NMS loans out programme has been temporarily paused until Spring 2021. No further requests for loans out will be accepted until after this time.

Please note that all loan requests that have already been agreed will still be delivered.

Collections development

Deposition of Archaeological Fieldwork Archives

Due diligence

Human remains

Immunity from seizure

There are no exhibitions with protected objects at present.

All works currently being proposed for or covered by immunity from seizure in the UK are linked to the Arts Council's website.