04 February 2010

Documentation of Museum Collections (2010)

Title: Documentation of Museum Collections. Why? How? Practical Guide
Author: Anne Ambourouè Avaro, with the contribution of Gaël de Guichen and Alain Godonou
Publisher: ICCROM
Year: 2010
Website: http://www.iccrom.org/...
Available in: English (pdf, 347 Kb), Français (pdf, 360 Kb), Español (pdf, 414 Kb)

UNESCO and ICCROM, together with other partners, have prepared a draft practical guide for basic documentation of collections in small museums and would like your help in improving it.
If you work for a museum which has between 5,000 and 8,000 objects and your responsibilities include the inventory and documentation of collections, we welcome your feedback. (for the Evaluation questionnaire, please check the website)

Table of Contents (short version):

1- Why document?
2- How to set up a basic manual documentation system from scratch
3- How to reactivate an abandoned or incomplete manual documentation system
4- How to check the inventory
5- How to computerize the system
6- How to maintain the documentation system

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