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Title: Invertebrate collections policy of the Finnish Museum of Natural History
Authors: Väinölä, Risto
Kaila, Lauri
Mattila, Jaakko
Sihvonen, Pasi
Hyvärinen, Marko-Tapio
Schulman, Leif
Juslén, Aino
Keywords: natural history collections;entomology;policy;zoology;collectionmanagement;collection care;accessioning;deaccessioning;biodiversity
Publication Date: 2021
Publisher: ICEDIG
Citation: Citation: Väinölä R, Kaila L, Mattila J, Sihvonen P, Hyvärinen M-T, Schulman L, Juslén A (2020) Invertebrate collections policy of the Finnish Museum of Natural History. Research Ideas and Outcomes 6: e62373.
Abstract: The collection policy of the Finnish Museum of Natural History Luomus is hierarchically structured. General principles and guidelines are defined in the General Collections Policy. Subordinate to it, the collection policies for the individual sub-collections implement and specify these guidelines and instructions, considering the special nature of each subcollection. The invertebrate collections policy in 2017 was the first sub-collection policy to observe this hierarchical structure, and was guided by the standards set by the European SYNTHESYS collections management self-assessment procedure. The invertebrate collections policy directs all activities related to the Luomus invertebrate collections (apart from DNA and tissue samples), which comprise the separately managed entomological collections (ca. 9 million specimens) and collections of other invertebrates (0.4 million). The policy defines the purpose of the collections, outlines the objectives and content of procedures and activities related to them, the division of responsibilities for the administration and care of the collections within the organisation, and the principles and practices for the acquisition, preservation, accessibility and use of the collections.
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