Small Museums Cataloguing Manual

We are pleased to present the Small Museums Cataloguing Manual (4th edition), the industry-standard reference for community museums wishing to start or develop their collections cataloguing. This essential practical tool is FREE to download below.

This user-friendly, full-colour edition has been fully revised to include guidance on using cataloguing software on computers, ‘how to’ examples of worksheets and up-to-date lists of useful resources.

The Small Museums Cataloguing Manual accords with Benchmark A2.4.2 of the National Standards for Australian Museums and Galleries. The cataloguing framework of our online cataloguing system Victorian Collections is based upon the principles presented in the Small Museums Cataloguing Manual.

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pdf.jpg Full Publication
File size: 2.3MB

pdf.jpg Cataloguing Worksheet
File size: 20KB

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This edition was supported by our generous sponsors, Arts Victoria and Heritage Victoria with in-kind support from Museum Victoria for production of the full-colour images used throughout.