Kathleen writes "The Collections for the Future report published June 14 2005 follows an 18-month unquiry by the Museums Association into the condition and use of the UKâ€˜s museum collections.
Over 500 organisations and individuals were consulted and the result is a comprehensive document examining a range of issues from access and acquisition to dispersal and disposal.
The report puts forward a number of examples where museums have done just that. Glasgow Museums Resource Centre is one such example. Opened in 2003, this open store gives the public a chance to view objects that would otherwise have been hidden away due to lack of display space in the cityâ€™s museums and galleries."