Re: Arranging and storing a map collection?


We are only really starting the dreaded duplicate process haha! We are actually setting up a committee to deaccession artifacts that don’t match our mission and duplicates (beyond 2 or 3 copies). We always like to keep at least one backup (maybe two, depending on value)if it is available, but are now taking excess copies out of the collection. We do this either by auctioning/selling (profits that go straight back into the collection), returning to donor, or throwing the object out depending on its quality and value.