The Decision Support Tool for museum professionals
If an object consists of only two materials, which are easily identified, whose condition is readily determined and whose preservation conditions are known, the full assessment may just take 30 minutes. The more materials an object contains, the longer the assessment will take. For an object consisting of 10 or more materials, the assessment could easily take up to 1 - 3 hours. If the user needs to verify some aspects or make some inquiries to fill out the different steps, more time is needed as well.