SPECTRUM Advice: Labelling and Marking Museum Objects

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This fact sheet provides updated guidance on Labelling and Marking objects in SPECTRUM 4.0.¬†These guidelines were developed by Collections Trust with the help of Vivien Chapman at the National Conservation Centre, National Museums Liverpool (NML). Labelling and marking is part of the SPECTRUM procedure Acquisition, a SPECTRUM Primary Procedure, required to be in place for […]

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. […]