Use the advantages of an inventarized collection: The inventory will help your insurance to estimate the value of your objects, you will have a proof of ownership in case of theft, the historical value will be described and it will serve as a basis for printed catalogues or online-publications.
After meeting on the spot I will analyse the existing collection and we will develop a system for description. We will discuss the long time location of the objects. We will clarify if additional databases must be purchased or if existing databases need to be adapted.
During the process of description intrinsical and extrinsical data will be captured according to international standards. The description can be carried out either in your location or in my office. If required, I will introduce your staff to the methods of description.
I will take photos of the objects and store them in digital format in data records. Those data can serve as a basis for the production of a catalogue.
To purchase an archive software tailored to your own needs I compile requirement specifications and ask for offers from several firms. According to your demands we will select the most suitable solution and I will test the application and demonstrate the data input.
For you and your employees I provide training courses to familiarize you with using databases for art collections, making data-input and carrying out research.
I will give you advice on the required equipment to store your objects appropriatly. For objects that need restoration I will arrange contact to restoration specialists.