This procedure provides a receipt for objects left with you, sets out your terms for accepting responsibility, gives the object an identifying number, and captures key information right away. It is especially important if you accept enquiries and potential acquisitions at the front desk and someone else will follow up later. Anyone who might receive an object in this way should know what to do and how to record the information you need.
This is a primary procedure. Accredited UK museums must meet the Spectrum standard set out below. The suggested procedure is one way to achieve the standard, but it is just a suggestion.
This suggested procedure shows how you might meet the Spectrum standard for Object entry. It is presented in two formats: text and workflow diagram. They are meant to be starting points for you to adapt to the needs of your own museum.