Word used repeatedly this week by my boss, describing the mess of our collection room.
“Well, that’s your billiwack!”
I just Googled it and apparently its some sort of “monster.”
However, I like to refer to my accessioning nightmare as “The Enemy.”
Interesting words as of late?
I started kicking The Enemy in the ass today. Operating under the policy if the artifact does not have a number, or a “to be accessioned” tag – it gets disposed of. Yes, I love typewriters but we don’t need twelve. Especially when they don’t have specific significance, and we don’t have the room to store them on site (yes, i may de-accession one into my hands… ;)).
Before today I was unable to walk into the collection/storage room. Now things are on shelves and you can move between rows a bit better. Basically took the chaos, and tried to make it organized chaos. My hope is to make the organized chaos, organized. Tomorrow a consultant is coming in and I’m hoping after he gives his recommendations, I can compare them with my thoughts and then I’ll be able to actually start what I was hired to do.
Yeah, so been a busy week. On the plus side after work I went to the pub and tried a new kind of cider.
Always a silver lining.
How’s your week going?