Re: How long did your collection inventory take?

Betty Seifert

We have two collections – a historical farm and local history collection and a historic house collection. We started inventorying the historical collection, completing a 2000 object section 3 years ago. Then we started the farm section of 3400 accessions, doing a condition assessment. We are nearing completion. For the historic house we completed inventory of 3600 objects or groups of objects, and in some cases housing in archival materials,in 4 years. After a hiatus, we have begun work on the remaining 4 rooms of a 3 story house plus basement with storerooms. It has all taken longer than first estimated.