Documentation and conservation
Large-scale professional documentation and conservation efforts are imperative prerequisites for carrying out new exciting research, not to mention innovative and relevant exhibitions. With the Museum of Copenhagen's collections, we are doing our utmost to create a collection of superior quality that can form a solid base for the endeavours of researchers and communicators.
Documentation of the collections
The Museum of Copenhagen's staff is working hard to document the objects already to be found in the museum's collections. The museum is over 100 years old, and for this reason alone there have been various opinions down through the years as to what the collections ought to include. Similarly, there have also been different opinions as to how the collections ought to be used, not to mention regarding the degree of documentation that is to be achieved. This is why we are now working to gather together all that we know about the objects and to make this information available to the public.
Preservation of the collections
Our endeavours to preserve the collections for the future follow hand in hand with initiatives regarding documentation. Furthermore, objects and pictures are stored under conditions that safeguard them as much as possible against decomposition. In order to minimise wear and tear of the museum objects, the museum staff follows a set of special guidelines for the daily use of the collections. This is always the case, regardless of whether objects are on exhibition, on external loan or in storage.
Please click here for further information on how you can make use of the collections.