The name assigned to an object or group of objects by the artist/creator or collector at the time of origin or subsequent titles either specifically assigned or generally understood to refer to it.

How to record

Always record the Title with punctuation and capitalisation exactly as given. If an object is titled ‘Untitled’ record this as the title. Model names and numbers can be regarded as titles. Record the capitalisation as used by the artist or manufacturer.


Silver Shadow; Barbie; Virgin and child


The same Title can be assigned to one or more objects. An object can have more than one Title. A Title can be used for a named collection where the Record type indicates that the record is describing a collection.

Date created: 2017

Author: Collections Trust

Publisher: Collections Trust