Spectrum 5.0 Compliance

Spectrum is the United Kingdom’s collection management standard that is also used around the world.  Spectrum gives tried-and-tested advice on the things most museums do when managing their collections. Some of these are daily activities, such as moving objects around and updating location records. Others are occasional, like updating insurance cover. Spectrum calls all these activities procedures and there are 21 of them.


Spectrum is for museums of any size and any collection type, and may also be useful to similar institutions with museum-like collections. Spectrum originated in the UK and is used by all accredited museums there, but in recent years the standard has been adopted by a number of other countries and languages.


Re:discovery Software is the leading independent American provider of museum collections management systems since 1988. Clients include museums and archives across the United States and Canada, including federal, state, local government, corporate, and private collections.


One of the company’s first customers was Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello.  The U.S. Department of the Interior, The Mariners’ Museum, North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Texas Historical Commission, Biltmore and the Massachusetts State Archives are among the many clients.

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