Re: Accessioning an item already owned by museum.

Ella Rayburn

I would not consider it “found in collection” as that means it was part of the museum collection but without certain attributes of provience. It should be brought into your museum collection in what ever formal process your museum has. The donor is the museum, the date acquired is the date accepted into the collection. When your museum decides to add its business and operating records to the museum collection for perpetuity, the process will be the same. Hope this helped.