What NOT to do when working in a museum, or with your own art collection.
** Not affiliated with any company, of any sort, anywhere. Seriously, anything else with a name that sounds kinda like us, or has the word Art in the name, it isn't me! Know how t people everyday are not part of a fail blog? That is how museums and art organizations are also! 99% of the work is AWESOME... but sometimes, we want to share the other part so we can feel superior and learn not to do these things again.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Ok, noone has been sending me any awesome packing fails, but I found this and figured I would share:
Please, I beg you, all you people out there who are playing or working in museum collections, doing appraisals, or for any reason are making lists of objects:
PLEASE GIVE ME A ONE WORD DESCRIPTION OF WHAT SOMETHING IS!
Can you tell I am sorting through and cross referencing old inventories right now? I just hit a list of 30 or so things with lots of abbreviations and descriptive words, but leave out an important detail: WHAT THE %&*^% ARE THEY!?!?!?
I think is it time to step away and get some lunch....
Museums are rarely considered to be places of humor, but we giggle amongst ourselves all the time with the ridiculous stuff people do. Just for fun I want to give us our own little fail blog, a little bit funny, a little bit educational. Any pictures posted will be anonymous, recognizable museum names will be blurred to protect the good names of our workplaces and employees.
Picture number 1: How NOT to number artifacts. each one of these is supposed to be an identifier for an artifact. I particularly like the question mark and the sudden addition of roman numerals that appear nowhere else.