This is something that I have had to deal with on numerous occasions. Oftentimes, people like to clean out their attics and bring all of their old, unwanted items to museums. To them, they want to see the items go to a good home, and often cannot bring themselves to throw the items away. In a lot of cases, these same people do not want to be…[Read more]
An FIC accession number is usually put on items that are “found in the collection” without any other tags or clues as to where they may have come from. Additionally, as is the case for my collections, I assign an FIC accession number to items that fall under one of the cataloguing methods that were used in the past.
FIC numbers generally tell…[Read more]