TRANSFER OF OBJECTS FOR MAINTENANCE AND EXHIBITION PURPOSES
The transportation of museum artifacts requires the safe transfer of valuable and often irreplaceable objects from one location to another, such as for exhibitions, maintenance, repairs, or sales. In the museum field, the movement of artifacts holds a significant position, and this process must be planned in advance and executed using the appropriate techniques and under suitable conditions.
The Muselera Museum Collection Management Software ensures that the transportation of artifacts is carried out with the appropriate methods and under the proper conditions. Furthermore, the release of the objects outside the museum is recorded both digitally and with a signature. The software tracks the purpose of the release, who released the objects, who received them, the date of release, and, most importantly, the expected date of return.
Muselera also maintains records of the departure and arrival conditions to ensure the safety of the artifacts during transportation.
Detailed information about museum artifact transportation managed by Muselera is given below:
- Preparation: Before moving, museum artifacts must be properly packaged and prepared for shipping. This includes wrapping the artifact in soft material to prevent scratches or damage during transport, placing the artifact in a sturdy container, and securing it in place to prevent slipping or movement.
- Keeping record: The Muselera Museum software allows for the efficient and accurate definition of the artworks to be transferred. The transfer record is created by selecting the object to be transferred and inputting the relevant information, such as the names of the individuals responsible for delivering and receiving the objects, the dates of departure and return, the purpose of the transfer, the conditions of transportation, and the conditions of the objects. This information helps ensure that the valuable artifacts are transported using appropriate methods and returned in a timely manner. It is also important for customs, security, and insurance purposes.
- Insurance: Museums typically insure their artifacts during transport to protect against potential damage or loss. However, if the information provided to the insurance company is insufficient, the artifact may not be fully compensated or compensation may be in doubt. By tracking the transportation processes through the Muselera Museum Software, the correct compensation for any damaged artifacts can be ensured.
- Transportation Methods: The transportation methods for museum artifacts can be determined based on their size, value, and fragility recorded in Muselera database. With the help of the Muselera Museum software, these transportation methods can be planned in advance, avoiding any potential mistakes during the transportation process.
- Climate control: Climate control is a crucial aspect in the transportation of museum artifacts, as changes in temperature and humidity can have detrimental effects on delicate objects. To ensure their protection, transportation containers or vehicles with adjustable climate control systems should be utilized. The Museum Management Software Muselera allows for the identification and consideration of the climate needs of each artifact, so as to minimize the risk of damage from factors such as extreme temperatures, high humidity, and exposure to dust.
- Security: Safety is an essential consideration in the transportation of museum artifacts, as many of the items in museums or collectors' collections are often valuable and irreplaceable. To ensure the safe transfer of these artifacts, it is important that they are transported by authorized professionals and under appropriate conditions. Furthermore, the use of a transportation list can help prevent theft or the replacement of the artifacts with fakes during the transport process.