A collection of 22,335 objects!
The museum's ethnographic collections include architectural elements (houses, bakeries, bollards, lintels, etc.), farming tools and machinery (from planers to combine harvesters), furniture, domestic objects, graphic arts, textiles and craftsmen's workshops..
The ten-yearly recolement, 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 conserved in the museum and recorded in the inventory registers. Specifically, during this operation, the museum's conservation team verifies the location of objects, and checks their state of preservation, description and marking.
In all, 10,392 objects were collected between 2005 and 2015, but the museum also counts 11,943 objects not included in the inventory, making a rich collection of 22,335 objects.
Following the inventory, the objects will be cleaned, treated against wood-boring insects, packaged, measured, photographed and documented.
Today, each object has a digital information sheet containing all the relevant details. These "identity cards" are complete and precise. This makes it easier to locate works, to select some for exhibition, to answer questions from colleagues or visitors, and to plan a rational and logical policy of preventive and curative conservation. 998 object records, representative of museum collections, are integrated into the Joconde database and can be accessed by clicking here.
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