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 Advice: Re-numbering

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This Spectrum Advice fact sheet explores re-numbering, suggests why it is a poor use of resources, and gives some examples of numbering problems and their solutions. It also places numbering and re-numbering in the context of the requirements of the Accreditation Scheme for Museums and Galleries in the UK. Contents Introduction PAS 197, Spectrum 4.0 […]

Spectrum Advice: Numbering

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There are several commonly used formats for museum numbering systems. This Spectrum Advice fact sheet gives guidance on numbering your collection, on different types and formats and a summary of commonly occurring issues surrounding numbering. Contents 1. What is meant by ‘numbering’? 2. PAS 197, Spectrum 4.0 and the Museum Accreditation Scheme 3. Why is […]

Spectrum Advice: Retrospective documentation and making an inventory

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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. […]