Musée de Charlevoix’s collections management department is responsible for managing the objects, archives, and special documentation held by the Museum. Since its relocation in 1990, the Museum has had vaults and a documentation centre that meets Canadian Conservation Institute standards. Currently Musée de Charlevoix holds close to 9,500 objects and 6,000 archival records.
The collections management department has been cataloguing, computerizing, and digitalizing the collections since 1994. A collections management and acquisition policy was put in place 1999. In 2011 the Museum brought in a deaccession policy and a disaster management plan.
The collections management department provides advice and expertise on research, preventive conservation, and other issues on request.
Does Musée de Charlevoix do
appraisals of works or antiques?
Unfortunately not. Art and antique appraisals are best left to art market professionals who keep up on market fluctuations, such as gallery owners. We do encourage you however to get in touch so we can refer you to someone who can help.
Does Musée de Charlevoix purchase
works of art or antiques?
Like the overwhelming majority of Québec museums, Musée de Charlevoix has no acquisition budget. The growth of the collections and the protection of Charlevoix’s material heritage depend on people’s generosity. The Museum can however issue tax receipts. Please get in touch with us for details regarding receipts.
What kinds of artworks or other objects is Musée de Charlevoix interested in acquiring?
Unfortunately, collection storage space is already very
tight. That means that the Museum can’t accept everything that’s offered. We limit our acquisitions to artworks related to Charlevoix history and to works of popular art by local and other artists.
We would however be happy to hear from you and may
be able to refer you to other interested parties.
How does Musée de Charlevoix choose what to take?
Our acquisition committee meets twice a year (around July and December) to consider donation offers. Its selections are based on the Museum’s acquisition policy and the committee’s terms of reference.
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