24:52:01:02. Conditions for accessioning objects. Accessioning is the process of accepting and incorporating an object into a museum collection. The museum director shall approve all acquisitions. Museums may accept objects only under the following conditions:
(1) The objects are relevant to and consistent with the purposes and activities of the museum;
(2) The museum can provide for storage, protection, and preservation of the objects under conditions that are consistent with professional standards in the Manual for Museums and Code of Ethics for Museums;
(3) The museum can acquire valid title to the object in question.
Source: 13 SDR 23, effective September 1, 1986; 44 SDR 43, effective September 12, 2017.
General Authority: SDCL 1-18C-12.
Law Implemented: SDCL 1-18C-12.
References: Manual for Museums, by Ralph H. Lewis, Washington: National Park Service. Copies may be obtained from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Code of Ethics for Museums, Washington: American Association of Museums. Copies may be obtained from the American Association of Museums, 1055 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007.
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