There are “Guidelines for the handling and preservation of human

remains in the museums of Uppsala University” to ensure that this material is handled in a way that is ethically sound. The Guidelines were introduced in 2014, but there was reason to update them recently after the Swedish National Heritage Board, tasked by the Government, produced supporting documents for Swedish museums concerning human remains in museum collections in 2020.

Of course, these revised guidelines do not directly affect everyone at the University, but it may still be useful to know that the Guidelines exist.

If you are interested in reading the Guidelines, they can be found in the University’s Polices and regulations section of the website, where you can also find an English version of the Guidelines.