Tree thumbnailBoards may determine that the original purpose and function of a historic house or site is no longer relevant and could better serve its community in other ways.

This ethics position paper serves as a guide for boards and individuals looking to repurpose a historic house or site.

Topics covered include legal and ethical considerations that outline questions a board should ask throughout the process to ensure transparency.

Collections are a major consideration throughout this process and guidelines explain how to handle the disposition of accessioned and non-accessioned collections and the process for accepting collections from a dissolving organization.

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