Basic Condition Reporting : A Handbook, Paperback Book


The fourth edition of Basic Condition Reporting: A Handbook proffers a standard vocabulary for all of the individuals in a museum that may be conducting condition reports.

In an ideal world, everyone who does a condition report for an item would be trained in the exact same standards, use the same terminology, and use the exact same form, etc.

However, the reality is that even if every registrar, collections manager, and curator in your institution does condition reports, each report will be slightly different.

Then you throw in every intern, volunteer, or student that may assist and you will find a variety of methods and terminologies that appear.

This volume provides a baseline that all of these people can work from so that any person who opens the condition report can understand what the problems on a particular piece include.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 148 pages
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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  • Category: Museums & museology
  • ISBN: 9781442247710

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