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What it is? What it was used for? What it is made of? How old it is?

Find out in firstBASE ‘beginner’s guide to’ object identification – whether that’s of objects in your museum collection, or objects the public bring in wanting to know what it is or when it was made. We’ve created an easy ‘step by step’ process – or formula - to follow, that will help you analyse the object, find clues and short cuts that will help answer those key questions.

The ‘Identifications’ section is split into sub-sections which guide you through this formula and each has a short film where Steph Mastoris (Head of National Waterfront Museum, Swansea and lifelong member of SHCG!), discusses each element in greater detail.

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