Re: Past Perfect – objects vs. archive


Different types of institutions will view this differently. As a historic house museum, we utilize all four categories, as described by Sharon. The quote by Brian Gomez gives the definition in fact included in the Past Perfect reference book (from version 3.5). This separation into categories helps us know where to find the actual item, as the categories are stored separately. If your collection is paper-based only, you conceivably could use only one category.