Total number of objects in the Imperial War Museum's collection

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Frankie Roberto

Dear Sir or Madam,

I would like to request the total number of objects that you hold in your permanent collections.

If an exact figure is not available, please provide instead your estimated total, along with an explanation as to how this figure was calculated.

Yours faithfully,

Frankie Roberto

P.S Please note that this same request has been made to all the UK museums covered under the Freedom of Information Act, and that your response will be automatically made public at http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/user/frank.... This request is partly a test of the WhatDoTheyKnow project. If you have any questions about the project, you can contact the project team at http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/contact

Mark Whitmore, Imperial War Museum

Dear Mr Roberto,

Thank you for your email which has been passed to me for reply.

Here at the Imperial War Museum our collections are documented to
varying levels, as appropriate for the item or type of material, for
example, some is catalogued by 'collection' rather than by 'item'.

A recent bench marking exercise identified records for 10, 700,000
items, and collections of items, across our constituent departments of
Art, Documents, Exhibits and Firearms, Printed Books, Sound, Film and
Photographs and Vehicles and Aircraft.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Whitmore
Director of Collections

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Dear Sir or Madam,

I would like to request the total number of objects that you hold
in
your permanent collections.

If an exact figure is not available, please provide instead your
estimated total, along with an explanation as to how this figure
was calculated.

Yours faithfully,

Frankie Roberto

P.S Please note that this same request has been made to all the
UK
museums covered under the Freedom of Information Act, and that
your
response will be automatically made public at
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/user/frank.... This request
is
partly a test of the WhatDoTheyKnow project. If you have any
questions about the project, you can contact the project team at
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/contact

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Frankie Roberto

Dear Mark Whitmore,

Many thanks for your response

Yours sincerely,

Frankie Roberto

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