Analysis of museum labels description

Anna Karpiewska,

Dariusz Iwan,

Przemysław Szymroszczyk,

Ewa Lenard,

Marek Halama,

Dominika Pluta,

Tadeusz Dobosz


The aim of the study was to analyse the content of museum labels from various periods in terms of their usefulness in creating new labels for exhibits included in museum collections. Nearly 5,000 museum labels from the years 1811 to 2017 were reviewed, for exhibits at the Museum of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Herbarium of the University of Wroclaw, and the Museum of Forensic Medicine at the Medical University of Wroclaw. On the basis of the collected information, an attempt was made to develop a ‘universal label’ template, including a range of necessary information from the point of view of managing and maintaining the accessibility of the relevant collection.

Słowa kluczowe: museum, museum collections, exhibit, description of the exhibit, label / muzeum, kolekcje muzealne, eksponat muzealny, opis eksponatu muzealnego, etykieta muzealna