Skip to content

Object Marking

The Alliance has compiled this set of resources on object marking from throughout the nonprofit and museum sector.

Watch this video from the Sustainable Heritage Network with conservators at the Arizona State Museum, Nancy Odegaard and Gina Watkinson, as they discuss and illustrate good and bad labeling techniques.

Labeling

The Paleontology Portal of the American Museum of Natural History provides a useful resource on labeling paleontological materials in museum collections.

Labelling and Marking Museum Objects Booklet

The United Kingdom’s Collections Trust shares its booklet on labeling and marking museum objects.

Museum Handbook Appendix J: Marking

The National Park Service shares a chapter from its Museum Handbook on marking museum objects.

A Simple Guide to Labelling Museum Objects

The Powerhouse Museum created an easy to use guide on labeling museum objects.

AAM Member-Only Content

AAM Members get exclusive access to premium digital content including:

  • Featured articles from Museum magazine
  • Access to more than 1,500 resource listings from the Resource Center
  • Tools, reports, and templates for equipping your work in museums
Log In

We're Sorry

Your current membership level does not allow you to access this content.

Upgrade Your Membership

Subscribe to Field Notes!

Packed with stories and insights for museum people, Field Notes is delivered to your inbox every Monday. Once you've completed the form below, confirm your subscription in the email sent to you.

If you are a current AAM member, please sign-up using the email address associated with your account.

Are you a museum professional?

Are you a current AAM member?

Success! Now check your email to confirm your subscription, and please add communications@aam-us.org to your safe sender list.