How to Fill Out a Condition Report
Write the name of the type of object-doll, desk, vase, fossil, etc.
Write the name of the museum or the name of the person who owned it and is lending it for the
Write today's date.
Tell what materials the object is made of (e.g., bone, stone)
and for human-made objects how it was made (e.g., hand-built vase of red clay).
Tell if it is in excellent, good, fair, or poor condition, and mention any
For human-made objects, tell if the object is painted, beaded, glazed,
etc., in what colors and materials (e.g., quilt has red cotton thread embroidery on the bor-
der). If it is a fine art piece (painting, sculpture, etc.) tell what type of style and medium were
Write what, if anything, needs to be repaired before the exhibit (e.g.,
doll clothes need to be washed and ironed, or broken airplane wing needs to be glued, a
tear in the canvas needs to be fixed, fossil is broken and needs to be glued).
Tell where you think you should store the object before the exhibit (closet, drawer,
box), according to what kind of protection it needs.
Make a simple outline sketch of the object. Then show the locations of any areas that appear
to be damaged. Connect the damage mark with a label describing the damage. (e.g., 2-inch
jagged crack on neck of vase, black smoke mark). Draw the rear view on the reverse.
2-inch jagged crack on neck
Black smoke mark