Date – period

Definition

A textual expression of the period when an event in an object’s history is thought to have occurred.

How to record

Use a single term. Maintain a list of standard terms, based on a recognised terminology source.

Examples

medieval; Ming; Bronze Age

Use

Record once only for an event in an object’s history.

Information group

Date information

Date created: 2017

Author: Collections Trust

Publisher: Collections Trust