Total number of objects in the National Museums of Liverpool collections

Frankie Roberto made this Freedom of Information request to The National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside

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Frankie Roberto

Dear Sir or Madam,

I would like to request the total number of objects that you hold in your permanent collections, broken down if possible by your constituent museums.

If an exact figure is not available, please provide instead your estimated total, along with an explanation as to how this figure was calculated.

Yours faithfully,

Frankie Roberto

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Croucher, Claire, The National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act. Your
request is now being processed and a response will be provided.

Regards

Claire

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Croucher, Claire, The National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside

Dear Mr Roberto

Below is the information you requested under the Freedom of Information
Act in relation to National Museums Liverpool's collections totals. We
have not broken down the numbers into our constituent museums. This is
something that we are currently working upon, but the information is not
available at present.

For audit purposes, a count of 1,870,203 was reached in 2006 which
counts some collections in terms of object batches, lots, clutches or
boxes (notably Archives and Field Archaeology).
This figure has been updated on the same basis, to include acquisitions
for the financial years 2006-2007 and 2007-2008, to 1,880,848.
This figure does not include academic libraries of which there are
approximately 103,583 items.

In 2003 a figure of 3,095,297 for individual objects was compiled (this
includes Archives and Field Archaeology). The updated figure will be
nearer 4million objects.

I hope that this information satisfies you request.

Regards

Claire

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