Electronic Cataloging Project Entry #18

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Electronic Cataloging Project Entry #18

March 18, 2011

Mar18.jpgBecause much of my job involves me sitting at my desk going through files and working on my computer, I really look forward to tasks that get me up and moving around. Of course those assignments are even better if I get to spend time with the art firsthand.

Every couple of weeks I've been traipsing around the Museum (especially in the Historic House) to take registration photographs of works in our fine art collection. We typically have the professional photographer exclude the frame of a work, instead cropping only the image. This is why I'm taking registration photographs of the whole work with its frame, a detail of the frame, and a detail of the artist's signature. They will supplement our professional images (see Jan 21st entry)—helping us to keep more thorough records.





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