Labeling Lightning Round

Have you ever had a question about how to label an object in your collection? Well now is your chance to not only watch short instructional videos on how to label objects but also take part in a live Q&A with the panelists who created the videos! The labeling lightning round will demonstrate five different methods of labeling collection material including:

Written on the object in pencil
Fabric tag sewn in
Paper tag with string
B72 & ink (for both light and dark surfaces)
Paper label attached with adhesive


Melissa Amundsen Assistant, Preventive Conservator, Midwest Art Conservation Center,
Maddie Cooper, Graduate Fellow, Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation &Intern, Midwest Art Conservation Center (MACC),
Annabelle Camp, NEH Fellow in Textile Conservation, WUDPAC,
Raene Poisson, Freelance objects Conservator,
Roni Ben-Ami, Tel Aviv Museum of Art,
Gina Watkinson, Lab Manager/ Conservator III, Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona,

Recorded: Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Duration: 1 Hour 31 Minutes


Labeling with Pencil-Materials Used/Tips & Tricks
Fabric Tag Sewn In-Materials Used/Tips & Tricks
Paper Tag with String-Materials Used/Tips & Tricks
Traditional B72 & Ink-Materials Used/Tips & Tricks
Paper Label Attached with Adhesive-Materials Used/Tips & Tricks