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Frame/Pedestal Height Outside (Dimensions)

Field used for fine and decorative arts collections


  • This field contains the measurement of the maximum height of the frame of a two-dimensional object or the base of a three-dimensional object.


  1. The outside height of the frame/pedestal corresponds to the maximum vertical measurement of the frame of a two-dimensional object or the removable base of a three-dimensional object, measured from the bottom to the top, along a real or imaginary vertical line.
  2. If the base is part of the object, the maximum height is to be entered in the Height field.
  3. You should generally be facing the main side of the object to measure its dimensions. Refer to the "How to measure objects" section of the Guide.
  4. This field is used in conjunction with the Unit Linear field.
  5. Dimensions should always be expressed in centimetres, except when the object is too large or too small.

Entry rules:

  1. Enter a single measurement, in real numbers.

     Unit Linearcm
    Frame/Pedestal Height Outside39.25
  2. Details regarding measurements and comments about partial or questionable measurements should be noted in the Dimension/Weight Remarks field.

     Unit Linearcm
    Frame/Pedestal Height Outside24
     Dimension/Weight Remarks The height of the frame is questionable.
  3. This field may not contain more than one entry. © Société des musées du Québec