• Solving Inventory Problems with Archival Research

    21 days ago - By Smithsonian

    One of the most important tasks in a museum is keeping track of items in the collection. To properly care for a collection, you must know what you have and where to find it. However, staff in any museum-especially those with collections acquired over more than a hundred years-know that mistakes can occur and we can lose track of things. Museum staff often encounter lost or misplaced objects, items found in storage without catalog numbers or documentation, and confusing or missing information in catalog records. Today we have technology and record-keeping systems that help keep these types...
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