Here you can find further resources to help with the Spectrum procedure Acquisition and accessioning. For the procedure itself follow this link.

Guidance for secure and tamperproof accession records


This fact sheet offers guidance on looking after your accession records to ensure they are secure and tamperproof. Contents Acquisition and accessioning in the Spectrum standard Making sure your accession records are secure and tamperproof Examples of secure accession records Futureproofing your accession records Backing up your accession records GDPR and museum records Acquisition and accessioning in […]

Transfer of title forms


Collections Trust supplies pre-printed, triplicate forms that support the Spectrum Acquisition procedure (a Spectrum Primary Procedure) and are used to transfer the ownership of an object from the owner to the museum.

Accession registers


Collections Trust supplies registers which are used by museum practitioners worldwide to manage museum collections. Accession registers support the Spectrum Acquisition procedure (a Spectrum Primary Procedure). They are used to create a permanent record of accessions to the museum’s long term collections.

Museum Ethnographers Group


Whether you are working in museums, teaching, researching or studying, the Museum Ethnographers Group (MEG) is the central point of contact for museum ethnography. MEG is an active interface between museum professionals and university-based researchers and is recognised in the UK museums sector as a key Subject Specialist Network. Clicking the link on this page will open […]

Part of: Acquisition

MDA codes


As part of its work with documentation standards the Collections Trust (and its predecessor body MDA) has, since the 1970s, been developing and maintaining a scheme which allows the identification of UK collection-holding organisations and their collections through “codes” which are unique to each organisation.

Human Tissue (Scotland) Act 2006


This legislation applies to museums holding or intending to hold human remains under 100 years old. The Act regulates the acquisition, storage, use and disposal of human bodies, organs and tissue.