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Dimension/Weight Remarks (Dimensions)

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  • This field contains remarks on the dimensions and weight of the specimen.


  1. Remarks fields are for information that cannot be entered in any other field.
  2. N.B.: Dimension fields are used for measuring specimens, for example a bear. If the specimen is part of a display, however, for instance a bear climbing a tree trunk, then the measurements of the display are to be taken using the rules defined for Ethnology/History collections, and this should be specified in the Dimension/Weight Remarks field. Refer to the "How to measure objects" section of the Guide.

      Discipline zoology
      Genus Ursus
      Species maritinus
      Specimen Nature naturalized
      Unit Weightkg
    Dimension/Weight Remarks The weight includes the base.

Entry rule:

  • Note the information clearly, concisely and consistently.

      Linear Unit cm
    Dimension/Weight Remarks The specimen was measured before dehydration. © Société des musées du Québec