ARTH 2120 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Collections Care, Museology, American Society For Microbiology

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Generally speaking, larger institutions looking for objects with larger social significance (not just bits and pieces), as per book, relic. Everyday objects are difficult to find, institutions such as fashion museums face the challenge of finding the everyday as people often just throw them out. When museums move forward, they have to reassess their collections periodically. Written scope of collections statement to define the purpose, extent and the use of museum objects: A collection management plan to guide management and care of collections: And an emergency or disaster plan to protect objects on exhibit or in storage. Accession objects upon receipt (as soon as an object comes in), recording registration data, establishing item or series number, inventory control and legal proof of ownership: methodical, systematic and efficient. Exhibit and store objects according to their specific environmental needs and vulnerabilities. Use of housekeeping procedures and preventive conservation to protect objects from degradation: Use conservation treatments only to ensure protecting.

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