See if you qualify for a student discount on admission at the front desk and grab a map while there.

This information is useful for students. What is a museum wall card?

It can look like this:

hmns wall card example 1

2019 kmj wall card image example 2

Anubis is the black jackal figure in the photo.

The number of work is #7. In a case with more than one object, they will sometimes have numbers, other times not so read along to find out which is which. In bold are the sections of the wall card.

Name- who is the culture or creator if known

Material- what the art is made out of, stone, wood etc.

Egyptian Period Dates then followed by BC dates.

Information on the artwork- such as function, and in this instance the religious significance of the deity.

Loan information; Who and where the work is being bowed from.

The number at the bottom is for internal Museum use to keep track of objects- not needed for school assignments usually. If the teacher does list an accession number, this would be an example.

This is just one example of wall cards and the information on them.

This wall text will help you locate items for school projects according to periods and geographical locations, for example, the Middle period of Egyptian history. Wall cards show important text information like the name, date, and material of the artwork. As a security guard if photos are allowed. In the Houston Menil Museum, currently, they do not allow photography. So you can copy it down on your assignment sheet.

Use the wall card to cite the artist’s name in your school assignment. You should cite or list all information in your school work to give the source the proper credit. This helps to prevent plagiarism. Check with your teacher if you are not sure about how and what to cite.

If no artist name appears on the wall card, then list the culture as the artists. In ancient times craftspeople were makes of goods and not seen as essential individuals to have there name assisted with a work. Check for this though as some people are listed but might not be as well known.

For example, an Egyptian temple architect might have his name listed, or in this example, a deity’s name is listed.

Here is a link on how to know the difference between AD and  BC.  Please watch this short but helpful video.


Check your class notes on how the professor would like to have this dated, in BC or BCE for example and use what they have stated in the assignment.


TheMrGranito.2016, 12, 22. BC and AD…in five minutes or less.

See this is why citations are vital for any form of research. See how to cite on this website.

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Date Accessed April 24, 2019

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