Collections management doesn't sounds like a nebulous concept, but ask a group of museum professionals for a definition and you soon realise it isn't as clear as it seems.

Collections Management includes
·         the clear scope of the collection / the collecting goals
·         approved methods of acquisition
·         responsible recordkeeping, accounting
·         insurance
·         care of physical object
·         access
·         provisions governing incoming and outgoing loans
·         deaccessioning and disposal considerations