There are many situations where you might do this, so you will often use this procedure together with others. As well as visual checks, the procedure might involve technical assessments such as scientific tests on material samples. Condition checks also inform recommendations for treating, storing and using objects. Over time, the resulting records provide an audit trail of changes to objects.
Documenting the make-up and condition of objects, and noting any resulting recommendations.
This is the Spectrum standard for Condition checking and technical assessment. It includes policy questions and sets out the minimum requirements you should aim to meet however you put this procedure into practice.
This suggested procedure shows how you might meet the Spectrum standard for Condition checking and technical assessment. 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.