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Cataloguer Remarks (Cataloguing)

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  • This field contains remarks by the individual(s) who documented the object.


  • Remarks fields are used to enter information that does not belong in any other field.

    The donor of a basket, acquired in 1929, mentioned that the object was from the Baulé culture. More in-depth research proved that he was mistaken.

      Object Namebasket
    Cataloguer Remarks Despite the information provided by the donor in 1929, this basket is not from the Baulé culture.

Entry rules:

  1. Note the information clearly, concisely and consistently.
  2. To keep an audit trail of this field, enter the cataloguer's initials in parentheses after each remark.

    A ceremonial belt was documented by Amrik Singh on November 9, 1990 and by Monica Szoleski on April 24, 1992. Each one entered a remark in the Cataloguer Remarks field.

      Object Namebelt
      Cataloguer Szoleski, Monica; Singh, Amrik
     Catalogue Date 1992-04-24; 1990-11-09
    Cataloguer Remarks This object should be transferred to the metals reserve in the vault as soon as possible (M.S.). The three oval plates on the belt are gold (A.S.). © Société des musées du Québec