Archival dress tags at the Ark

Dresses at held by The Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) at the Ark facility include paper tags like these to identify them. Labels are also stitched into dresses with the accession number of the item.

Each item that enters RAMM's collections is given a unique number and marked with a special conversation grade pen on cotton tape. This is then stitched into a safe place on the garment. The number is recorded on storage materials.

Shelley Tobin explained that a photograph of an item is sometimes attached to the exterior of its storage container to minimise handling when curators are attempting to identify different artefacts for exhibition.
Source Royal Albert Memorial Museum
Date 2019-06-13
Format Photograph
Type Research process
Coverage 1950-1960s