Reply To: White Ink Pens and FIC

Janice Klein

You took the word (NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO) right out of my mouth. Nail polish has a ton of contaminants in it (including perfume) that will damage your object. There are a number of publications on how to apply numbers to objects. The most recent is in Museum Registration Methods 5 (“the registrar’s Bible”). If you are working with collections in any way you need to have this resource. It has answers to both of these questions and many more. Another resource that will provide excellent best practice information is the Registrar’s Committee listserv. If you are not on it, join NOW. Here’s how: