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Additional Associations (Identification)

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  • This field contains information on associations between objects.

Entry rules:

  1. The Additional Associations field is particularly useful when information is entered clearly, concisely and consistently.
  2. When you want to indicate that an object belongs to a group, simply enter the accession number of the first and last objects in the group in the Additional Associations field. Enter the first accession number, a space, "to", another space and the final accession number.
    Example 1

    An incense burner that is part of a set comprising the dish (1992.1.1), incense burner (1992.1.2), incense container (1992.1.3) and stand (1992.1.4)

      Accession Number1992.1.2
      Object Nameincense burner
    Additional Associations1992.1.1 to 1992.1.4
    Example 2

    The thirty-fourth acquisition of 1992 is a lot consisting of sixty-eight objects. The last record in the lot is a hat.

      Accession Number 1992.34.68
      Object Name hat
    Additional Associations lot 1992.34.1 to 1992.34.68
  3. When you want to indicate another kind of association, enter a description and the accession numbers of the associated objects.

    A painting by Hendrick De Clerck entitled Moses Striking the Rock, for which you want to make a link with another painting by De Clerck, with the same title but in a different style.

      Accession Number 1969.1624
      Object Namepainting
    Additional Associations Compare with 1979.8, depicting the same subject painted by the same artist, but in a Baroque style.
      Artist/Maker De Clerck, Hendrick
      TitleMoses Striking the Rock © Société des musées du Québec