In this article, The National Trust for Historic Preservation discusses the process of deciding to  include historic structures and landscapes in its museum collections.

While it may seem common-sensical to someone who is not trained in museum standards and ethics, within the profession the possibility of treating historic structures and landscapes as part of museum collections seems radical, particularly if proceeds from de-accessioned objects will be used to care for the structures and landscapes

Yet, after careful consideration and a thorough examination of ethical standards, the National Trust decided revise its collections management policy to incorporate historic structures and landscapes into museum collections, along with objects.

The authors give an in-depth look to this process, its potential effects, and goals of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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