The profession -- History of registration / Rebecca Buck -- Collection roles / Rebecca Buck -- The administrative placement of registration and collections care in museums / Mark Janzen -- A composite job description for the registrar / Rebecca Buck -- The role of the registrar in the museum's web / Charles Hummel -- Why I love museum registrars! / Janet Burnett Grossman -- Insurance and the importance of the registrar / Bill Allen -- The registrar's bookshelf / Rebecca Buck -- The profession: hypotheticals
Policies -- Collections management policies / John E. Simmons -- Ad hoc policies for collections managers / Robin Meador-Woodruff -- Policies: hypotheticals
The basics -- Initial custody and documentation / Rebecca Buck -- Acquisitions and accessioning / Clarisse Carnell, Rebecca Buck -- Repositories / Kara J. Hurst -- Provenance research in museum collections / Karen D. Daly -- Documenting contemporary art / Mark B. Schlemmer -- The basics I: hypotheticals -- Old loans / Ildiko Pogany DeAngelis -- Old loans: state legislation / Kathryn Speckart -- Model museum unclaimed property law MAAM Registrars Committee -- Deaccessioning / Martha Morris, Antonia Moser -- Deaccessioning risk chart / Rebecca Buck -- Found-in-collection / Rebecca Buck -- The basics II: hypotheticals -- Loans / Sally Freitag, Cherie Summers, Judy Cline -- Organizing loan and traveling exhibitions / Julia Bakke -- In-house exhibitions / Gwen Bitz -- Hosting traveling exhibitions / Deborah Slaney -- The basics III: hypotheticals
Records management -- Types of files / Kittu Longstreth-Brown, Rebecca Buck -- Manual systems / Kittu Longstreth-Brown, Rebecca Buck -- Computerized systems / Suzanne Quigley, Perian Sully -- Digital asset management / Olivia Arnone -- Basic components of an institutional archive / K. Sharon Bennett -- Documentation systems: hypotheticals
Collections management -- Numbering / Rebecca Buck -- Object handling / Dixie Neilson -- Measuring / Holly Young -- Condition reporting / Marie Demeroukas -- Marking / Tamara Johnston, Robin Meador-Woodruff, Terry Segal -- Photography / Scott Hankins -- Collections management I: hypotheticals -- Preventive care / Genevieve Fisher -- Storage / Lynn Swain, Rebecca Buck -- Inventory / Maureen McCormick -- Preparation / Claudia Jacobson -- Collections management II: hypotheticals -- Moving and rigging safety / David Ryan -- Packing and crating / Brent Powell, John Molini, T. Ashley McGrew -- Shipping by land, air and sea / Irene Taurins -- Import and export / Racine Berkow -- Couriering / Cherie Summers -- RC-AAM courier policy statement -- Collections management III: hypotheticals
Risk management -- Risk management overview / Paisley S. Cato, Sean Tarpey -- Insurance / Sean Tarpey, Patricia J. Hayes, Deborah Peak -- Emergency preparedness planning / Paisley S. Cato, Anne Fuhrman Douglas -- Emergency response and recovery / Paisley S. Cato -- Security systems and fire protection systems / Paisley S. Cato -- Integrated pest management / Albert Green, Nancy L. Breisch -- Registrars and sustainability / Lea Foster Warden, Sara Frantz -- Risk management: hypotheticals
Ethical and legal issues -- Ethics for registrars and collections managers / Rebecca Buck -- Collections ethics / Ildiko Pogany DeAngelis -- Care of sacred and culturally sensitive objects / Alison Edwards -- Ethics: hypotheticals -- Copyright / Christine Steiner -- Photographic services and rights and reproductions / Mary F. Holahan, Bethany Engel, Jennifer Holl -- AAMD tax primer / Anita M. Difanis -- Appraisals / Sonja Tanner-Kaplash -- Legal issues I: hypotheticals -- Compying with NAGPRA / C. Timothy McKeown, Amanda Murphy, Jennifer Schansberg -- Biological material: fish, wildlife and plants / William G. Tompkins, Elaine L. Johnston, Julie L. Haifley -- Legal issues II: hypotheticals -- Glossary
The first new edition in a decade of this famous "bible of the museum registrar," rewritten, expanded and fully updated. MRM5 encompasses all that needs to be known and done when a museum accessions, measures, marks, moves, displays or stores an object or artifact of any knd. New with the 5th Edition are special teaching sections that challenge students and seasoned staff alike with questions about the process and procedure of accessioning and caring for objects. Contains bibliography, glossary and multiple sample forms. MRM5 proudly continues a tradition of museum publishing that began with the inaugural edition in 1958.