Curator’s Advent. Day 7. Object record

An object and a record, but not an object record

They say that without provenance the museum object is worthless. The object record acts as a certificate of authenticity and contains everything from vital statistics on¬†materials, dimensions, broken or worn bits, to ownership history, exhibition history, publication history… quite a lot of history.¬†Index cards used to be the favoured medium of the curator’s record keeping… Continue reading Curator’s Advent. Day 7. Object record