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Collection policy

The current formation of the collection deviates from the previous collection profile that was more focused on realising a regional museum. With the acquisition of new exhibits, the MMP1917 endeavours to remain true to its theme, “a military history museum telling the story of the First World War with a focus on the Battle of Passchendaele through a thematic approach.”

For several years now, the acquisition policy has been aligned to completing the permanent displays and on the contextual structure of the new museum expansion. Besides targeted purchases of collection exhibits, the collection also has also grown through donations, loans and excavations.