Spectrum 4.0: Acquisition procedure

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 it is in place in an Accredited Museum.

Acquisition is a Spectrum Primary Procedure. This means that in order to meet the documentation requirements for the Museum Accreditation Scheme an organisation must reach the Spectrum Minimum Standard for this procedure.

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Date created: 2011

Author: Alex Dawson, Susanna Hillhouse

Publisher: Collections Trust