Preserve and manage collections
Guaranteeing the protection of public collections is at the heart of the action of the State services and museums of France. The enrichment, circulation and dissemination of collections are their priorities based on inventory and regular proofing. Finally, documentation, computerization and digitization support the day-to-day and long-term management of collections.
Find here the methodological support on the procedures of acquisition and movement of collections held by museums in France.
The museum preserves the collections on display or in storage, but also a large number of documentary resources and archives. The publications in this section will help you to process this mass of information, sometimes abundant.
Since the early 1990s, museums have used computer databases to describe, document and manage collections. This is referred to as “computerization of collections”. Here you will find all the practical tips: from the start of the project to the organisation of daily work.
Shooting and manipulating digital images are now common practice. Beyond these practices, it is essential to understand what a digital image is and what can be done with it, including in legal terms.