Dock Museum, Barrow-in-Furness
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 human remains from seven excavations. Not all are dated, but six are believed to be pre-historic.
How many of these human remains are well documented, with clear context of date and place of exhumation?:
None are well documented. There is some location information but no grid references.
Where there are ancestors in store, is there a history of use?:
Where there are ancestors in store, is there potential for use, in display, education or scientific analysis?
Does the museum have a disposal policy, and is it including HR with negligible potential in its discussions about disposal?:Yes
The museum accords with the standard Acquisition and Disposal Policy that comes with accreditation.
What sources of information about these human remains are in the public domain and where?:
The collections’ database is on the website.
Does the museum have ancestors (human remains) on display?:Yes
Some parts have been 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?:
5 November, 2010