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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.


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.

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