CARE OF COLLECTIONS

CARE OF the COLLECTIONS: INVENTORY PROJECT

The Mexican Museum is in the process of undertaking a systematic inventory and imaging of its permanent collections!

Acquired through the generosity of hundreds of donors since its founding, The Mexican Museum's art collections are comprised of ancient art, colonial art, popular art, and the fine arts of Mexico, the United States, and Latin America. Now totaling an estimated 14,000 objects, these collections serve as a major interdisciplinary resource for greater knowledge and understanding of a multitude of interrelated hemispheric cultures.

The inventory project consists of hands-on physical accounting of each object in the museum's collections. As of September 2013, over 12,000 artifacts have been examined and photographed by a team of museum professionals and trained interns from John F. Kennedy University and the University of San Francisco. Through these efforts, the collections will have wider visibility and accessibility, now and in the future, through use in museum exhibitions, programs, publications, loans to other institutions as well as website and computer applications.