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Museum Registration: Tracking the Move

The Registration Department’s role in the transformation of the Hearst Museum is to track the movement of collections while improving the accuracy of object information.  With several of the Museum’s collections moving to off-site storage facilities, it is Registration’s responsibility, along with the Collections Management Department, to ensure that objects leaving the UC Berkeley campus arrive safely in their new homes and that these movements are tracked and recorded appropriately.  With recent upgrades to the Hearst Museum’s record-keeping systems, including the implementation of barcod

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Another Gym Denizen

 

Today we would like to introduce you to one of our amazing work-study students, Andres Tobar. Andres is a super-senior (his words), double-majoring in Anthropology and Rhetoric and minoring in sass and chivalry (again, his words).

 

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What We Do and How We Do It

Organizing the Move

As with most big projects, organization is one of the keys to success. This is especially true when your project is relying on many people, often from different departments, contributing necessary information and preparing objects for a move. The PAHMA move is no exception. The many steps that need to occur must be orchestrated in a specific order for our move to go smoothly, and keeping everyone up-to-date on that progress is integral.

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Chopper

The Department of Anthropology at University of California, Berkeley was established in 1901. In the words of Frederick W. Putnam the department and the museum were necessary to properly organize several archaeological and ethnological expeditions maintained on behalf of the University by Mrs. Phoebe A. Hearst.
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Sharp knife

In a past episode, the radio show This American Life recalled the story of the Georgia Rambler, a 1970s reporter who would travel to small towns across the state searching for regular folks with interesting stories to publish in the Atlanta Journal. A similar project was carried out in the mid 1940s by Lena Creswell, a retired physician from San Diego, California who traveled the United States as a freelance writer.

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