SPECTRUM Advice: Retrospective documentation and making an inventory

This fact sheet explores how the Retrospective documentation SPECTRUM procedure might work in your museum, and is aligned to the requirements of the Accreditation Scheme for Museums and Galleries in the UK.

Retrospective documentation is a SPECTRUM Primary Procedure, which means that it is an essential component of a workable and efficient museum Documentation System. Find out more about the SPECTRUM Standard.

Contents

  • What is the SPECTRUM Retrospective documentation Procedure?
  • The Retrospective documentation Procedure and Accreditation
  • Why is the Retrospective documentation Procedure important?
  • When is the Retrospective documentation Procedure carried out?
  • What happens during the Retrospective documentation Procedure?
  • Glossary

This fact sheet was revised in 2015 to support the UK Accreditation Standard with funding from Arts Council England.

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Date created: 2015

Publisher: Collections Trust