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 […]
Here you can find further resources to help with the Spectrum procedure Acquisition and accessioning. For the procedure itself follow this link.
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.
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 […]
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.
This Act deals with finds of treasure in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is relevant to museums which are offered treasure as potential acquisitions, often as a result of a chance find or as part of an archaeological archive.
This legislation refers to the acquisition of cultural property and makes it an offence to acquire, dispose of, import or export ‘tainted’ cultural objects, or agree or arrange to do so; and for connected purposes.
This resource from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport outlines good practice guidance for museums acquiring and holding human remains from any period and aims to offer practical support in the care of human remains in museums.
The Museum Association Code of Ethics defines the ethical principles which guide museum practice and underpin policy and practice regarding the development of museum collections.