Motivation for this graph has been the InstitutionInformation Group of the International Guidelines for Museum Object Information: The CIDOC Information Categories and other domain expert knowledge about institutions, 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, this information primarily supports Accountability, and Access. It is essential when exchanging object information with other institutions as it provides a location for the documentation of an object, and in many cases for the object itself and should record the following information categories:
- Institution name
- Institution sub body
- Institution address
- Institution country