Damage/loss reference number


The unique number assigned to the record of the damage to, or loss of, an object or group of objects. The number should also refer to a file containing all written documentation about the damage or loss.

How to record

May include: a prefix to distinguish it from other reference numbers; the year; and a running number.


Loss1993.01; Damage2017.10


The same Damage/loss reference number can be used for one or more objects acquired together, but an object can only have one Damage/loss reference number.

Information group

Damage/loss information

Date created: 2017

Author: Collections Trust

Publisher: Collections Trust