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Manufacturer Province (Identification)

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  • This field contains the name of the province of the manufacturer of the object.


  1. This field may also contain the name of a Canadian territory, an American state, a British county, a Swiss canton, a Japanese prefecture or any other equivalent of the term "province."

    A chair manufactured by Blattmann Metallwarenfabric AG in the Swiss canton of Zurich

      Object Namechair
      Manufacturer Blattmann Metallwarenfabric AG
     Manufacturer Country Switzerland
    Manufacturer Province Zurich
  2. For better search results in your database, avoid a large variety of terms; draw up an authority list and add names of provinces as necessary. See documentation tip No. 2 (in French only) for bibliographic references.
  3. This field is used in conjunction with the Manufacturer Country field.

Entry rules:

  1. Enter the full name of the province; do not use abbreviations.

    A tapestry manufactured by Knoll Textiles in the state of New York

      Object Name tapestry
     Manufacturer Knoll Textiles
     Manufacturer Country United States
    Manufacturer ProvinceNew York
     and not 
     Manufacturer Province N.Y.
  2. If the name of the manufacturer province has changed, enter its current name followed by a comma and a space, and then the name used at the time the object was manufactured.

    One pair of clogs, dated 1851, manufactured by Le Goanvec et Fils in Côtes-du-Nord, today Côtes-d'Armor

      Object Name clog
      Manufacturer Le Goanvec et Fils
     Manufacturer Country France
    Manufacturer Province Côtes-d'Armor, Côtes-du-Nord
      End Date 1851
  3. If you are unsure whether your information is correct, include a space and a question mark after the name of the province.

    A vessel manufactured in the Netherlands, probably in South Holland

      Object Namevessel
     Manufacturer CountryNetherlands
    Manufacturer Province South Holland ?
  4. This field may contain multiple entries separated by a semicolon followed by a space. They should correspond to the entries in the Manufacturer field.

    A sofa made by Herman Miller Furniture Co. of Michigan, in cooperation with the Plycraft Company of Lawrence, Massachusetts

      Object Namesofa
     Manufacturer Herman Miller Furniture Co.; Plycraft Company of Lawrence
     Manufacturer Country United States
    Manufacturer Province Michigan; Massachusetts © Société des musées du Québec