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Title: Museum Registration and Documentation
Physical Description: Book Chapter
Creator: Dixie Neilson
Publication Date: 16 February 2010
Copyright Date: 2010
Subjects / Keywords: Registrar; Registration; Accession; Deaccession; Deed of gift; Documentation; Collections manager; Loan; Loan agreement
Abstract: Keeping documentation on museum objects is vital to good museum management. Important polices such as the Collection Management Policy that enumerates what and how the museum will collect objects, and the museum's code of ethics that defines acceptable behavior of staff, boards of directors, and volunteers provide the framework for long-term museum management. Records of accession and deaccession procedures contain specific information on the objects, their donors, and the reasons for their inclusion in, or removal from, the museum collection. Documentary files contain sections on appraisals, condition reports, correspondence, deed of gift or purchase information, notes, and shipping records. Records of loans to and from the museum are important historical documents and contain details of condition reports, photography, loan agreements, shipping details, and correspondence between parties. All files should be kept in perpetuity and preserved through the safeguards of backup documentation, protection from hazards, and deterioration and destruction.
Acquisition: Collected for University of Florida's Institutional Repository by the UFIR Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by Thomas Caswell.
Publication Status: Published as part of Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, Third Edition (Informa UK Limited); All rights reserved by the creator.
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Source Institution: University of Florida Institutional Repository
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the creator.
System ID: IR00000432:00001

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