Info

Code
E10
Name
Transfer of Custody

Super

CodeName
E7Activity

Domain for

CodeName
P16used specific object
P17was motivated by
P19was intended use of
P32used general technique
P125used object of type
P15was influenced by
P33used specific technique
P20had specific purpose
P134continued
P14carried out by
P21had general purpose
Description

This class comprises transfers of physical custody of objects between instances of E39 Actor. The recording of the donor and/or recipient is optional. It is possible that in an instance of E10 Transfer of Custody there is either no donor or no recipient. Depending on the circumstances it may describe: 1. the beginning of custody 2. the end of custody 3. the transfer of custody 4. the receipt of custody from an unknown source 5. the declared loss of an object The distinction between the legal responsibility for custody and the actual physical possession of the object should be expressed using the property P2 has type (is type of). A specific case of transfer of custody is theft. The interpretation of the museum notion of "accession" differs between institutions. The CRM therefore models legal ownership and physical custody separately. Institutions will then model their specific notions of accession and deaccession as combinations of these.