What’s in a Number?

December 22, 2022By Jenniffer PowersCuratorial & Collections

When looking at labels in your favorite museum, you might notice that the objects are referred to with specific sets of numbers. Sometimes a combination of numbers, letters, and years, these sequences can often seem like another language…welcome to Museum Accessioning 101.

The Naming Project: John

December 17, 2021By Hilarie M. HicksResearch

James Madison received John as a gift from his father, along with John’s mother Sinar and his five siblings. John accompanied Madison to Philadelphia in 1787 and New York in 1788.