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Religion (Origin)

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  • This field contains the name of the religion with which the object is associated.


  1. The Religion field contains the name of the religion, sect or any other religious movement associated with the object.

    A monstrance used in Catholic ceremonies

     Object Name monstrance
  2. For better search results in your database, avoid using a large variety of terms; draw up an authority list and add names of religions as necessary.

Entry rules:

  1. Enter the name of the associated religion. Use capitals when required.

    Religion Anglicanism
  2. If you are unsure whether your information is correct, include a space and a question mark after the name of the religion.

    ReligionHinduism ?
  3. If no research has been done to identify the religion associated with the object, leave this field blank.
  4. This field may not contain more than one entry. © Société des musées du Québec