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How to set up a basic manual documentation system from scratch

Once an object has been accepted by a museum, it should be listed as belonging to the collection. Its registration consists at a minimum of giving it an Accession number, writing the number on the object, listing the object in the Accession register and assigning it a permanent place in the museum.

The following reference points on good documentary practices provide you with the resources to create the basics of your documentation system, so as to have the minimum needed for the administrative management of the collections.

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