Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum
YLM Entry Submitted: Yes
How many human remains are in its collection, and how many of those are of ancient British provenance, pre-Christian or in other way Pagan?:
The museum holds the partial remains of 71 skeletons, the majority of which are preMedieval.
How many of these human remains are well documented, with clear context of date and place of exhumation?:
Most of the human remains have clear documentation.
Where there are ancestors in store, is there a history of use?:
No, but the museum is considering doing so.
Where there are ancestors in store, is there potential for use, in display, education or scientific analysis?
Yes, the remains are currently in use for scientific analysis.
Does the museum have a disposal policy, and is it including HR with negligible potential in its discussions about disposal?:Yes
Yes, there is a museum disposal policy, but no, it does not specifically refer to human remains or any other named element of the collection.
What sources of information about these human remains are in the public domain and where?:
Information has been written up in scholarly journals, etc, by osteoarchaeologists, archaeological historians, evcavation reports and other published works.
Does the museum have ancestors (human remains) on display?:No
There are none on display.
Does the museum hold any iconic ancestors, ie. complete skeletons with a well documented story, or those considered of national or local importance, and are these on display?:
26 August, 2008