Spectrum 4.0: Cataloguing procedure

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, but should provide cross-references to any other relevant information source known to the organisation.

Cataloguing 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