Acquisition date

Definition

The date on which title to an object or group of objects is transferred to the organisation.

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. Record all four digits for the year.

Examples

08/10/1990; 06/1972; 1899; 2017-12-17

Use

Record once only, except in exceptional circumstances where title is transferred in stages.

Information group

Acquisition information

Date created: 2017

Author: Collections Trust

Publisher: Collections Trust