SPECTRUM 4.0: Retrospective documentation procedure

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The Retrospective documentation procedure involves the improvement of the standard of information about objects and collections to meet SPECTRUM Minimum Standards by the documentation of new information for existing objects and collections. Retrospective Documentation is a SPECTRUM Primary Procedure. This means that in order to meet the documentation requirements for the Museum Accreditation Scheme an […]

SPECTRUM 4.0: Cataloguing procedure

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The Cataloguing procedure is the compilation and maintenance of key information, formally identifying and describing objects. It may include information concerning the provenance of objects and also collections management documentation e.g. details of acquisition, conservation, exhibition and loan history, and location history. It need not bring together in one location everything known about an object, […]

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 […]