Object Production Information
This unit should be seen together with Materials and Techniques.
Motivation for this unit has been the Object Production Information Group of the International Guidelines for Museum Object Information: The CIDOC Information Categories and other domain expert knowledge, as well as interpretation of characteristic database schema elements from relevant collection management systems.
According to the International Guidelines for Museum Object Information: The CIDOC Information Categories, object production information supports Security, Accountability, Access, and an Historic archive. It can be applied to collections management areas as well as object history and description areas. It supports the documentation of the production of man made objects. As such it is required for all types of collection disciplines. The following information categories should be recorded:
- Production place
- Production date
- Production group/person name
- Production role