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Learning from the past 3: recording what happens to objects

This is the third of a series of posts looking at the lessons about museum documentation thrown up whilst I was researching my recentĀ article on the website of the Horniman Museum (where I work as Documentation Manager), investigating the objects related to the ‘Heroic Age’ of Antarctic exploration which were once owned by the Horniman. I’ve already looked at accession registers, and capturing and sharing information; in this piece, I’ll talk about recording what happens to objects; and a final post will look at how we can make that information available online.

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