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Items starting with C

Catalogue (N)

A predetermined and systematically organized filing structure or database. 

Also a verb: to catalogue, to enter an item into a database.

Collection (N)

A group of accumulated paintings, documents, or artefacts, grouped together by a particular theme.

Conceptual Phase (N)

New exhibition projects typically begin with a conceptual phase in which a subject and a visitor target group are selected.

It is common to make use of a front-end analysis to generate subject candidates. In such an analysis, previous projects are assessed and demographic data of the visitor population is acquired.

It is also common to assess the kinds of knowledge the target group have of the chosen subject, their interests and priorities, or to attempt to find ways to attract visitors from community groups that seldom visit museums.

After the production team has generated a number of ideas, available resources for completing the project are assessed, together with the appropriation of a suitable time slot in the exhibition schedule.

Source: http://cid.nada.kth.se/pdf/258.pdf

Conserve (V)

To treat a work so to prevent it from deteriorating.

The noun: conservation.


"Copyright is the right to copy and publish a particular work.

The terms "copy" and "publish" are quite broad. They include copying in electronic form, the making of translated versions, the creation of a television program based on the work, and putting the work on the Internet.

A work is protected by copyright if it is a literary or artistic work. This general expression covers almost all products of creative and original effort.


All countries within the European Union are signatory states of the Berne Convention. Additionally, Copyright in the European Union is regulated through European Directives. The member states of the European Union have, following a directive, increased the term to life of the author and 70 years after their death."

From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries%27_copyright_lengths

Curator (N)

A person who oversees and manages a museum and its collections.