Print-friendly PDF

Material

Definition

The basic materials and media from which an object is constructed.

How to record

Use a single term, without punctuation or capitalisation. Maintain a list of standard terms. Describe the medium and support of ‘2 dimensional’ works. Do not describe surface coatings (eg varnish on paintings) unless they are of special interest. Do not include brand names.

Examples

wood; tempered steel; canvas; ebony; oil

Use

As many times as required for an object.

Information group

Object description information