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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 16 ART FROM THE INSIDE OUT

The Permanent Collection

THE “HEART” OF THE MUSEUM

 

Building a museum’s collection brings with it a great deal of work, responsibility, and inevitable controversy. It is no easy task to collect, document, preserve, and showcase the hundreds, and possibly thousands, of objects that make up a museum’s permanent collection. What you see on display at any one time in a museum is only a mere fraction of its total holdings; most works sit in storage or reside offsite in a traveling exhibition. Most museums simply don’t have the room or finances to build exhibition spaces for all of the works they own, so most ...

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