The stage in the procedure which an individual object has reached.

How to record

Use a single term, without punctuation or capitalisation. Maintain a list of standard terms.


planned; authorised; agreed; closed; cancelled; refused; requested; to be reviewed; conservation; requested; photography requested


Use in association with Information group headings to record the status of a procedure, eg [Loan out] Status. Record once only for each procedure. Previous Statuses may be retained, but should be associated with the appropriate Status date in order to identify the current status.

Information group

Common procedural units

Date created: 2017

Author: Collections Trust

Publisher: Collections Trust