The records which document the creation, history, acquisition by the museum and subsequent history of all objects in a museum collection. Such records include provenance and provenience documents, acquisition documents, conservation reports, cataloguing records, images, and research papers, both created by the holding institution and by previous owners or independent researchers, etc. Also used for the process of gathering this information.
The department's written record for the eligibility determination. A written description of the verification received and how that verification was used in determining eligibility. The process of recording the source, date, and content of verifying information. See: Documentation