Material source


The geographical origin of naturally occurring vegetable, animal or geological materials which either have been used to form an object or form specimens or deposits in their own right eg a quarry source for stone, country of origin of timber, geological outcrop for imported stone or fossil. (Note that this is separate from Object production place which is where the original materials are modified by human intervention to form an object).

How to record

It will be necessary to use several units of information, including for example, a village name or a country name, as well as the production stage with which the Place is associated. The descriptions for these information units are gathered together under the Place heading.


As many times as required for a Material.


See under Place.

Information group

Object description information

Date created: 2017

Author: Collections Trust

Publisher: Collections Trust