Harvesting: the deposits of works of art scrutinized

Published on 11.08.2020

In its latest activity report, the commission for the inventorying of works of art deposits announces the start of a portal for works that have disappeared from national collections.

It is a real little-known national treasure.Each year, prestigious heritage institutions, such as the Louvre, the National Center for Plastic Arts, the Mobilier National and the Manufacture de Sèvres, entrust the care and proper use of a number of impressive movable objects and works of art to the public institutions which are the custodians of them.In a concern for the rigorous management of these collections, the latter are required to ensure their verification - that is to say on-site verification of the presence and condition of the works - under the control of the commission for the verification of works of art deposits (CRDOA).

In its latest activity report, which has just been made public, this institution, which reports to the Minister of Culture, shows for the first time a "proofing progress rate", a new figure which should make it possible to improve the results of its research, and announces the start of a portal for works that have disappeared from the State.An update on a little-known activity that is nevertheless essential to ensure the proper management by the State of its collections of works of art.art with its president, Évelyne Ratte, and its secretary general, Sylvain Leclerc.

Posted Date: 2020-11-10

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