Introduction to Object ID
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introduction
What is Object ID?

Object ID is an international standard for the minimum information needed to identify art, antiques, and antiquities, developed through the collaboration of the museum community, police and customs agencies, the art trade, the insurance industry, and appraisers of art and antiques. The standard is best defined in terms of its several uses:
as a checklist of the information required to identify stolen or missing objects;
  • as a documentation standard that establishes the minimum level of information needed to identify an object;
  • as a key building block in the development of information networks that will allow organizations around the world to exchange descriptions of objects rapidly;
  • as a key component in any training program that teaches the documentation of art, antiques, and antiquities.

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