Reply To: White Ink Pens and FIC

Jim Hansmann

As previously mentioned, FIC stands for Found in Collection and refers to objects, as Kevin says, that have no identifying information on where they came from. Another format might be 2014.FIC.1, for the first item, without any donor or other info, found in your collection this year.
I’ve heard of some museums that don’t want to mix alpha and numeric will use a “code” number such as 999 in place of FIC thus, 2014.999.1, others think that may be too dicey.