Spectrum 5.0


Spectrum gives tried-and-tested advice on the things museums do when managing their collections. Some of these are daily activities, such as moving objects around. Others are occasional, like updating insurance cover. Spectrum calls these activities procedures and there are 21 of them. Of these, nine are the primary procedures. Accredited museums have to meet, or have a plan to achieve, the Spectrum standard for these nine.

This fifth edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect changing practice, such as the digitisation of collections. There is clearer advice on topics such as the difference between cataloguing and compiling an inventory, and the suggested procedures are given both as text and workflows. The appendix describes the information you are likely to need to record during the various procedures.


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Main volume ISBN 978-1-900642-24-8
Main volume 218 pages

Appendix ISBN 978-1-900642-26-2
Appendix 210 pages

Published by Collections Trust
Edited by Kevin Gosling and Gordon McKenna

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