Accession date


The date on which an object formally enters the collections and is recorded in the accessions register.

How to record

Always record the day, month and year in the same order. Always use the same character to separate each component. Be as specific as possible and indicate if the date is not known. Always give all four digits for the year.


08/10/1993; 2017-12-17


Record once only for an object or group of objects.

Information group

Acquisition information

Date created: 2017

Author: Collections Trust

Publisher: Collections Trust