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Collections Documentation Survey

Deborah Scott


My name is Deborah Scott and I teach in the museum programs at Fleming College in Peterborough, Ontario.

During my sabbatical this year, I’m examining the subject of in-depth documentation of museum collections. 

Specifically, I am interested in learning more about:

  • The extent of in-depth information that currently exists in collection records
  • What steps museums can take to document in-depth knowledge about their collections so that it is preserved and accessible.

To that end, I’d very much appreciate your taking the time to complete a short survey before December 18, 2015.  The survey can be accessed by clicking on this link:

All responses will be kept confidential, and the outcome of this project - a resource to help museums document their collections in ways that support sharing object stories - will focus on trends and best practices rather than individual institutions.

Thanks so much for your help!