Collection of information
No matter what type of element is discovered, it is important to keep a record for future use. Producing several models of collection cards adapted to the size of the objects to be documented during the project is recommended. Certain information is essential and should be included on each card:
When visiting communities, items relevant to the research are likely to be found in the homes of people encountered. Rarely can these items be retained, either because of their significance to their owners or simply because the space and facilities to preserve them are not accessible. However, keeping a record of these items is practical for collective memory and, eventually, for creating devices of cultural transmission. Consequently, photography is a good means of preservation. Here are some tips and concepts to consider for successful photographs.