Postcards: Messages, Mediums and Materials

Last winter, I fielded a question from a colleague which spurred on some deep…


Food in Museums Survey

The Conservation Committee of the Society for the Preservation of Natural…


I Remember When - Part 3 (Betty’s Shoebox)

Betty's Shoebox - or, How I Came to Nomenclature Image courtesy of the Computer…


I Remember When...Part 2

Computers first began to be used for management of museum collection records…


A Plague of Beetles on Your Historic House!

Well, the carpet-bagging, snowbirds arrived to the South more than a month…


Is it a Frisbee? Issues in Cross-Indexing Advertising Media

A few years ago, I gave an intern a routine assignment to take inventory of our…


The Way We Word: Introducing a Blog for Users of Nomenclature 3.0 for Museum Cataloging

AASLH and the Nomenclature 3.0 Task Force are pleased to introduce this blog…


Do History Museums Still Need Objects? I'm Not Sure

I’ve been pondering the central question of Rainey Tisdale’s article (“Do…


"Rethinking the Rembrandt Rule" Meets the Real World

In his 2007 piece Rethinking the Rembrandt Rule, Jim Vaughan put forward the…