Important changes to copyright law from the end of 2014 mean that museums may be unaware of new responsibilities and also new freedoms in regard to information and its use and reuse. There are new exceptions to copyright which affect how museums can use material in exhibitions, online and for non-commercial purposes.
You can find more information in Naomi Korn’s guidance notes
Meanwhile, the EU Public Sector Information Directive puts duties on publicly funded museums.
You can find out more about the EU PSI Directive with a quick guide for museums here
and detailed info here
For information on a recent EU wide study on IPR and copyright, see the AIM blog here