The History Colorado Center’s exhibit Zoom In: The Centennial State in 100 Objects highlights the history of Colorado through the stories behind a hundred objects drawn mostly from the History Colorado collection. At the end of the exhibit, visitors are asked to fill out a card telling us what they think the 101st object should be. Through occasional blog posts—starting with this one—we’ll share visitors’ 101st object suggestions and how we’re responding to them.
Most museums have a collection management policy. These are generally board-approved documents that outline how collection items are to be acquired and documented; managed, cared for, and used; and, if appropriate, “deaccessioned” or permanently removed from the collection.