Broadcast on Mona Lisa, collective catalogue of the collections of museums in France
Joconde is the collective catalogue of collections of museums in France. It is a public, institutional, national and free dissemination tool available to museums in France. It is commissioned by the Ministry of Culture on POP, an open heritage platform. Are you a museum in France? Here we give you all the information to participate in Mona Lisa.
Why broadcast on Mona Lisa?
- Compete in the dissemination of public heritage within the collective catalogue of collections of museums of France,
- Guarantee the security collections affirming the legal status of objects,
- Make known the diversity and richness of the museum’s collections,
- Contribute to the spread of the local authority on which the museum depends,
- Enhance and disseminate the scientific work on collections,
- Benefit from a alternative the paper publication,
- Participate in the free reuse of public data through the extraction of Mona Lisa online on data.culture.fr.
Who’s broadcasting on Mona Lisa?
The publication of notices and images in the database Joconde, collective catalogue of the collections of the museums of France is reserved to museums with the French Museum designation within the meaning of the Heritage Code.
Some institutions can benefit from a derogatory status, previously certified by the French Museum Service.
To find out more, contact the administrators of the base Joconde.
What is Mona Lisa broadcasting?
Joconde, collective catalogue of museums in France, broadcasts in the form of illustrated notices computerized asset descriptions that museums create, validate and return from their collections management tool. The Musée de France remains responsible for the data it puts online.
One leaflet is a record in the correct form (spelling, authors' names...) that reflects the state of scientific knowledge at a given time.
Sections not written in natural language give preference to shared repositories, scientific vocabularies disseminated by the museum service of France, in order to harmonise their content and facilitate cross-sectional research on the collective catalogue.
It is desirable that a record should include at least the essential information sections, and be validated according to the modalities in force within the museum, to be posted on Mona Lisa.
Joconde diffuses the collections of natures, eras and civilizations most diverse.
The museums of France are invited to pay priority goods including:
- the 10-year financial statement revealed that missing goods whose reporting on Mona Lisa is mandatory (see circular note of 4 May 2016 on the methodology of the proof3 of the so-called indenombrable sets and the operations of post-proofing of the collections of the museums of France);
- the acquisition will have been performed with thestate aid ;
- the digitalization will have been carried out as part of the national digitization plan;
- the will have been identified as a priority by the State, and in particular that of goods received as a gift, those related to the memory of slavery or the dissemination of works by women artists, etc.
A clarification must be made on the natural history collections : since 2010, E-recolnat, platform of naturalistic collections (botany, zoology, geology, paleontology), proposes a image bank and collaborative tools to exploit it. The close partnership with the French Museum Service now makes it possible to offer French museums a coherent online strategy for these funds. Thus, the collections of museums or multipurpose museums made up of ethnological, archaeological, «artistic» objects and two-dimensional plates, are poured into Mona Lisa. The serial collections of samples and naturalistic specimens are available at the ReColNat team.
In addition, the goods which have been the subject of known or presumed dispossession, and in particular the so-called MNR objects, must not be integrated into the Mona Lisa database. The MNR (National Museums Recuperation) property was recovered in Germany at the end of the last war and entrusted to the custody of the national museums). They are not public property. Data on these properties must be published exclusively on the MNR National Base – Rose Valland.
How to broadcast on Mona Lisa?
Since March 2019, the Museums of France themselves upload their data (records and images exported from their collections management tool) on Mona Lisa through POP, Open Heritage Platform.
A museum can do appeal to one of the directors of Joconde at any time of its computerization or of the putting online of the collections. It will be offered a personalized help. Please note: Museums with the Micromuseum V6 application must contact administrators to unzip Micromuseum exports.
For the first payment on the POP platform, the museum of France requests the creation of one or more producer accounts (producer = name of a person) on the POP production interface, which gives him the right to enter or modify data under his sole responsibility.
For more information, see the participation charter on the Joconde database on POP, an open heritage platform, and the tutorials on POP.