Owner’s personal experience


A description of how and why a particular object or group of objects is known to have been of particular importance to a previous owner.

How to record

Use normal grammar and punctuation. May include: Reasons why the object was particularly relevant to their life; Reasons why the owner collected the object, or decided to sell, donate or bequeath it; A reminiscence of an event, situation or other memory prompted by the object.

If the experience is a reflection on, or conjecture regarding the significance of an object, a description of feelings about, or personal relevance of an object, then record in Owner’s personal response.


Played with when was a child; Worn when arrived in the UK


Record once only for an owner’s contribution.

Date created: 2017

Author: Collections Trust

Publisher: Collections Trust