Buck, R. & Gillmore, J. (Eds.). (2010). Museum Registration Methods 5th Edition. Washington, American Association of Museums.


Acknowledgements
Rebecca Buck, Jean Allman Gilmore    
viii

Letter from the RC-AAM chair
Jeanne Benas 
x

Preface
Marie C. Malaro   
xi
1
Section I The Profession   
1

1A History of Registration
Rebecca Buck 
2

IB Collection Roles
Rebecca Buck 
12

1C The Administrative Placement of Registration and Collections Care in Museums
Mark Janzen  
14

ID A Composite Job Description for the Registrar
 Rebecca Buck
15

IE The Role of the Registrar in the Museum’s Web
Charles Hummel    
17

Why I Love Museum Registrars!
Janet Burnett Grossman 
18

Insurance and the Importance of the Registrar
Bill Allen   
19

The Registrar s Bookshelf
Rebecca Buck 
20

The profession: hypotheticals   
22
2
Section 2 Policies
23

2A Collections Management Policies
John E. Simmons   
24

2B Ad Hoc Policies for Collections Managers
Robin Meador-Woodruff  
30

Policies: Hypotheticals
34
3
Section 3 The Basics   
37

3A Initial Custody and Documentation
Rebecca Buck 
38

3B Acquisitions and Accessioning
Clarisse Carnell, Rebecca Buck  
44

3C Repositories
Kara J. Hurst
58

3D Provenance Research in Museum Collections
Karen D. Daly
62

3E Documenting Contemporary Art
Mark B. Schlemmer 
78

The Basics 1: Hypotheticals
83

3F Old Loans
Ildiko Pogany DeAngelis
85

3G Old Loans: State Legislation
Kathryn Speckart  
91

3H Model Museum Unclaimed Property Law
MAAM Registrars Committee  
97

3I Deaccessioning
Martha Morris, Antonia Moser
100

3J Deaceessioning
Risk Chart Rebecca Buck
108

3K Found-in-Collection
Rebecca Buck 
109

The Basics II: Hypotheticals
119

3L Loans
Sally Freitag, Cherie Summers, Judy Cline
120

3M Organizing Loan and Traveling Exhibitions
Julia Bakke  
133

3N In-House Exhibitions
Gwen Bitz
138

30 Hosting Traveling Exhibitions
Deborah Slaney    
141

The Basics III: Hypotheticals   
147
4
Section 4 Records Management
149

4A Types of Files
Kittu Longstreth-Brown, Rebecca Buck 
150

4B Manual Systems
Kittu Longstreth-Brown, Rebecca Buck 
155

4C Computerized Systems
Suzanne Quigley, Perian Sully   
161

4D Digital Asset Management
Olivia Arnone
184

4E Basic Components of an Institutional Archive
K. Sharon Bennett 
193

Documentation systems: hypotheticals 
203
5
5ection 5 Collections Management
205

5A Numbering
Rebecca Buck
206

5B Object Handling
Dixie Neilson
209

5C Measuring
Holly Young  
219

5D Condition Reporting
Marie Demeroukas  
223

5E Marking
Tamara Johnston, Robin Meador-Woodruff, Terry Segal
233

Chart A: Marking Specific Objects    
249

Chart B: Materials for Marking  
263

Table 1: Barrier Materials for Base Coats
263

Table 2: Solvents 
264

Table 3: Writing Materials 
265

Table 4: Ink and Paint 
266

Table 5: Tags
273

Table 6: Ties
274

Table 7: Adhered Labels
275

Table 8: Sewn labels   
275

5F Photography Scott Hankins
277

Collections Management I: Hypotheticals
286

5G Preventive Care
Genevieve Fisher
287

5H Storage
Lynn Swain, Rebecca Buck
293

5I Inventory
 Maureen McCormick
300

5JPreparation
Claudia Jacobson
307

Collections Management II: Hypotheticals
314

5K Moving and Rigging Safety
David Ryan   
315

5L Packing and Crating
Brent Powell, John Molini, T. Ashley McGrew   
322

5M Shipping by Land, Air and Sea
Irene Taurins
332

5N Import and Export
Racine Berkow


50 Couriering
Cherie Summers    
342

5P RC-AAM Courier Policy Statement   
346

Collections Management III: Hypotheticals
350
6
Section 6 Risk Management  
351

6A Risk Management Overview
Paisley S. Cato, Sean Tarpey
352

6B Insurance
Sean Tarpey, Patricia J. Hayes, Deborah Peak  
353

6C Emergency Preparedness Planning
Paisley S. Cato, Anne Fuhrman Douglas
360

6D Emergency Response and Recovery
Paisley S. Cato
363

6E Security Systems and Fire Protection Systems
Paisley S. Cato   
365

6F Integrated Pest Management
Albert Green, Nancy L. Breisch
369

6G Registrars and Sustainability
Lea Foster Warden, Sara Frantz
381

Risk management: Hypotheticals  
392
7
Section 7 Ethical and Legal Issues   
393

7A Ethics for Registrars and Collections Managers
Rebecca Buck 
394

7B Collections Ethics
Ildiko Pogany DeAngelis
399

7C Care of Sacred and Culturally Sensitive Objects
Alison Edwards    
408

Ethics: Hypotheticals  
426

7D Copyright
Christine Steiner 
427

7E Photographic Services and Rights and Reproductions
Mary F. Holahan, Bethany Engel, Jennifer Holl 
436

7F AAMD Tax Primer
Anita M. Difanis  
438

7G Appraisals
Sonja Tanner-Kaplash   
441

Legal Issues I: Hypotheticals   
447

7H Complying with NAGPRA
C. Timothy McKeown, Amanda Murphy, Jennifer Schansberg    
448

7I Biological Material: Fish, Wildlife and Plants
William G. Tompkins, Elaine L. Johnston, Julie L. Haifley 
458

Legal Issues II: Hypotheticals  
471

Glossary
473

Biographies: Authors and contributors
483

Selected bibliography  
492

Appendix of registration forms  
496

Index
507