“ARGH!!!!” “AAAAHHHHHH!!!!!” “WHAT THE HECK IS THIS NUMBER????” “THAT’S SUPPOSED TO BE A LETTER ‘R’ ????” (Some of the phrases I have been known to say while working with artifacts)
All part of a normal work day in an institution that has been collecting objects for 81 years. 81 long years full of many thousands of artifacts that came in and various directors, curators, conservators and collections staff members that have come and gone.