Departmental preservation of antiques and works of art
The curator of antiquities and works of art (CAOA) is the regional curator of historical monuments, at the departmental level, for everything related to the protection and conservation of movable objects. He may be assisted by one or more deputy curators (CDAOA).
In accordance with the law of 31 December 1913 on Historical Monuments, recast in the Wealth code, the CAOA/CDAOA reports to the Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs (DRAC). It carries out its regulatory tasks under the scientific supervision of the Regional Conservation of Historic Monuments (CRMH).
Its field of intervention is the movable heritage, private or public, excluding written archives and museum objects. All objects are taken into account: civil, religious, medical, scientific, technical, educational…
Keep an eye on
The CAOA/CDAOA monitors objects protected under the Historical Monuments, which are highly exposed to the risk of damage and theft. This control mission takes the form of a proofing on the ground that must be carried out every 5 years. For the proofing to be valid, it must be exhaustive and validated by the owner and, in the case of churches, the assignee (parish priest).
The CAOA/CDAOA is responsible for the legal protection of movable property. Exploring the territory, he can spot objects deserving protection under the Historical Monuments. More rarely, the application for protection may come from the owner, the assignee or a third party who addresses it to the CAOA.
He prepares the documentary file of protection by a thorough study of the works that he submits once a year to the Departmental Commission of Movable Objects (CDOM), chaired by the Prefect of the Department.
The CAOA/CDAOA provides advice and recommendations to owners and assignees of protected or unprotected movables, in terms of preventive conservation and restoration
Valorization, which comes at the end of the operational chain, amounts to restoring the heritage to the community and, in priority, to its inhabitants.
The CAOA/CDAOA plays an advisory role for the presentation of works (soclage, lighting, etc.). May assist in the development of public information materials (signs, cartels, brochures, etc.)
Contact the CAOA Guadeloupe :
Julie Carton (CAOA): DAC Guadeloupe. Tel 05 90 41 14 65. email@example.com