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1 Collections Management Preparing yourself for a visit to The National Museum

2 Collections Management Welcome to the National Museum

3 Collections Management You should see our collection We have hundreds of objects on display covering fine arts, performing arts, science, indigenous collections, cultural history and natural history We gratefully acknowledge the contribution made by our EMu users from around the world who have kindly donated these objects

4 Collections Management

5 And for every object, there is a story Grant Wood, Parson Weems’ Fable 1939, Oil on canvas Amon Carter Museum Fort Worth, Texas, USA The famous anecdote of George Washington’s youthful honesty regarding a chopped-down cherry tree was created by bookseller and itinerant preacher Parson Mason Locke Weems in Weems, who appears here as the narrator, believed the tale "too valuable to be lost, and too true to be doubted." Grant Wood embellishes the scene through clever use of repeating motifs, such as the spherical shapes in the trees, buttons, cherries, and cherry like curtain fringe. The artist also designed the painting's frame, which repeats the spherical motif with ornamental beading and picks up the star on the house with a series of painted stars. …

6 Collections Management For the technically minded… We have over two hundred objects on display Each object has at least one image There is a narrative for each object Overlaying the object narratives is a hierarchy of “theme” narratives, allowing users to browse and drill down to any object

7 Collections Management Object Narrative Theme Master Narrative


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