Frida Kahlo Museum Case Study

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DOCUMENTATION A concise and accessible documentation is essential for the management of the collections, research and public services. The process of documentation includes registration, inventory and cataloging, and the use of manual and electronic formats to access to information according to established standards. “There are a number of software packages available which are suitable for producing inventories. Such databases are powerful tools designed to handle large amounts of information” (Xavier-Rowe 2010, p.3). A complete inventory of the collection is fundamental. It is a working document, holding information which will help manage and control the collection. The FKM has an inventory of all the objects in the collection, based in the principles…show more content…
• The object lacks sufficient aesthetic merit or art historical importance to warrant retention. • The Museum can not conserve the object in a responsible manner or it is determined that it has decomposed. (The MET website) Provenance The Frida Kahlo Museum will not buy or accept as a gift, bequest or loan any artwork that knows or has good reason to believe is of questionable origin or was stolen or sold under duress. As I mention before in the acquisition of works, the museum must follow the legal framework. According to curators, an acquisition must consider the provenance of the work and obtain clear title if a purchase or donation is contemplated. (The MET website) LOANS The loans are the temporary removal of an object or collection from its location. There are incoming and outgoing loans. The incoming loans are borrowed by the museum from a lender (the owner or the holder of the object or collection, which can be another museum, cultural institution or a person). On the other hand, the outgoing loans consists of lending out an object or collections to another museum. (Boylan 2004, p.

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