Collection management records of the National Army Museum

Scope and Content

Records covering the management of the collections held by the National Army Museum, including accession and disposal, research projects, audits and development, loans administration, and conservation and outreach projects.

Administrative / Biographical History

The National Army Museum was established by Royal Charter in April 1960; however, the collections within the Museum's care began to be received from 1950, and maybe earlier, and in the early years were developed through a series of national appeals.


Records within this sub-fonds have been arranged according to current record functions at the National Army Museum, retaining original series of records and attaching original references where relevant.

Access Information

All unpublished records of the National Army Museum are closed to external users for 20 years for corporate reasons. Further restrictions may apply for Data Protection Act compliance, typically 75 or 50 years closure for files containing personal data.

Acquisition Information

Records within this sub-fonds have been transferred to the National Army Museum's Institutional Archive through the Museum's records management processes.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright of the National Army Museum and other correspondents in the papers, where relevant.

Appraisal Information

Records created by the National Army Museum are appraised according to the Institutional Archive Collections Development Policy and Retention Schedule.


Accruals are expected to this sub-fonds.

Geographical Names