Displays and exhibits require some form of identification. Even the simplest
display can turn into a nightmare when you must return the items or retrieve
items for an additional display.
Annotate a display as you would other artwork retained on file. Include in
the information you write on display material, the date, any copyright
material, and the sequence number of the display. Mark display or exhibit
items you retain in storage or in the shop. Mark them inconspicuously on the
back in the lower-right corner. Use a pencil or another media that will not
bleed or stain through. It is not customary to retain original art from an
exhibit. It is usually sold or returned to the owners who have lent it. For
retained art from an exhibit, mark it as you would other art in the file and
include in the information recorded, the year of creation, the media, the
foundation, the overall size, any series numbers, and the name of the artist.