Object entry forms

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Collections Trust supplies pre-printed, triplicate forms that support the SPECTRUM Object entry procedure and are used whenever an object enters the museum. You can buy these in our online shop. The forms can be customised by overprinting your museum’s name and address, and can also be pre-numbered to your specification. Standard terms and conditions recommended […]

SPECTRUM Advice: Bulk accessioning

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A SPECTRUM Advice¬†fact sheet outlining the process of bulk accessioning and how to apply it to different collections. Contents 1. What is bulk accessioning? 2. PAS 197, SPECTRUM 4.0 and the Museum Accreditation Scheme 3. Why is bulk accessioning important? 4. How to bulk accession 5. Bulk accessioning and cataloguing 6. Bulk accessioning and different […]

SPECTRUM 4.0: Acquisition procedure

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The Acquisition procedure involves documenting and managing the addition of objects and associated information to the collections of the organisation and their possible accession to the permanent collections. It ensures the completion of transfer of title to the museum, and links the new acquisition into the Museums Documentation System. It a requirement of Accreditation that […]

SPECTRUM Advice: Acquisition

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This SPECTRUM Advice fact sheet explores how the SPECTRUM Acquisition procedure might work in your museum, and is aligned to the requirements of the Accreditation Scheme for Museums and Galleries in the UK. Acquisition is a SPECTRUM Primary Procedure, which means that it is an essential component of a workable and efficient museum Documentation System. […]