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How To Record Prior Inclusion in Another Collection

Objects have often passed through many hands before finally arriving in a museum collection and provenance information is valuable to historians and can also sometimes help to verify the veracity of a record.

When an object was once part of another collection this may be denoted with stamps, printed labels, or handwritten entries. In herbaria, specimens often have stamps related to exchange clubs.

Recording this in Arctos can happen in many ways, depending upon your needs you may choose to use an agent, a project or an entity. Following are examples of these methods and some of the reasons people chose those methods.

Agents

Reasons to use an Agent

Use an Agent to record inclusion in a prior collection

Complete the following steps to record an object’s previous inclusion in another collection.

## Entities

### Reasons to use an Entity

### Use an Entity to record inclusion in a prior collection Complete the following steps to record an object’s previous inclusion in another collection.

## Projects

### Reasons to use a Project

### Use a Project to record inclusion in a prior collection