Motivation for this unit has been the Condition Information Group of the International Guidelines for Museum Object Information: The CIDOC Information Categories and other domain expert knowledge about the condition of things, 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, condition information supports Accountability. It helps ensure the physical protection of the object and also supports the identification of objects. Condition information also helps provide physical protection and should record the following information categories:
- Condition summary
- Condition date