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Managing the Collection

In the course of The Museum’s almost 40 years of operation the collection has multiplied in type and scale. The work of caring for and cataloguing this very diverse and ever growing collection became somewhat overwhelming.

In the past year curatorial support has been dedicated to the hard graft of creating an up to date, digitised catalogue of those collections. At the same time new policies and approaches for the care and repair of delicate or damaged items have been researched and acted upon. We have brought the records up to date and used digital scanning to develop an interactive descriptive catalogue. Our aim was to arrange the present archive in an easy flexible searchable database which will promote local and global demand for this work and make the artefacts of the collection more accessible. The MIMSY system has become the backbone of the museum’s collection.