The vast majority of cultural objects that integrate museums collections are not in exhibition, but kept in storage. Those hidden places are fundamental in the quotidian of museologic institutions: they give important support for collections management, stimulate internal debate and discussion, and sustenance the several functions of the museum: study and research; incorporation; inventory and documentation; conservation; safety; interpretation and exhibition; and, education. For this reason, museums are improving continuously those places, and professionals are promoting debate, exchanging experiences, and refining their practices. In a recent meeting promoted by ICOM-Portugal this issue was discussed, with the contribution of professionals from three very different museums.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Boletim ICOM Portugal|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2020|