Ashley Downing replied to the topic How to catalog a country store with thousands of items? in the forum C2C Online Community 7 months, 2 weeks ago
I like Elizabeth’s idea of contacting the insurance company and a sweeping video to show everything.
I know a simple, yet long, thing to do would be to place a TRR (Temporary Registration Record) tag with a number for the item/items. I’ve worked at a few places that did that. The TRR can be a simple as “TRR 1223 box containing 50 screws and 20…[Read more]
But why do you attach linen tape to the artifact? Is this strictly for storage purposes or do you keep the taped paper artifact that way for an exhibit? Do you plan on ever displaying the piece in an exhibit without the mounting board and if so, then do you plan on cutting the linen tape from the mounting board and then attaching more…[Read more]
I have a question about the use of linen tape on paper artifacts. I keep seeing that it is the current thing to do but I don’t understand why.
In the past 10 years, at the museum where I currently work, linen tape was used on hand drawn images in our collection to help them remain in place, which were then stored in mat board.
Our problem is…[Read more]
Every museum should have a current de-accesion policy. I know from the museums I have worked at, we RARELY get rid of anything and when we do, it doesn’t go in the education collection. The only reasons we would […]
I’m a curator at a museum and in the 1970-1980s they would do fashion shows in the original gowns. Since many of the dresses were made to fit specific sizes, with certain types of undergarments, and specific […]