A collection of 22,335 objects!
The museum's ethnographic collections are composed of architectural elements (houses, bakeries, bollards, lintels, etc.), agricultural tools and machines (from the plane to the combine harvester), furniture, domestic objects, graphic arts, textile pieces and craftsmen's workshops..
The ten-yearly inventory, which, as its name suggests, must be carried out every ten years, is one of the most important operations in the management of a museum's collections. It ensures the traceability of the works kept in the museum and recorded in the inventory registers. In concrete terms, during this operation, the museum's conservation team verifies the location of the objects, and checks their state of conservation, description and marking.
A total of 10,392 objects were collected between 2005 and 2015, but the museum also has 11,943 objects not included in the inventory, making a total of 22,335 objects.
Following the inventory, the objects will be cleaned, treated against wood-boring insects, packaged, measured, photographed and documented.
Each object now has a digital information sheet containing all the information about it. These 'identity cards' are complete and accurate. This makes it easier to locate works, to select some for an exhibition, to answer questions from colleagues or visitors, and to plan a rational and logical policy of preventive and curative conservation. 998 records of objects representative of museum collections are integrated into the Mona Lisa database and can be accessed by clicking here.
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