The purpose of this glossary is to provide a basic reference to aid in understanding both the terminology and the different kinds of animation art a collector may encounter. Two things are helpful in understanding animation art. One is a comprehension of the basis of cel animation itself, in which sequential images of the character […]

Lab Notes

The term “steward” is an important one, because stewardship is what collection management is all about. The very concept is important, because a collection represents many things. It can represent your values, your point of view, your taste, an historic perspective, a certain artist’s works, and so on. What you collect and how you organize […]

Collection Management

One of the most important parts of your collection management activities is selecting and maintaining an insurance policy. Remember to allocate a portion of your annual collecting budget to this essential item. Some objects are covered under a blanket or umbrella policy as part of your standard homeowners insurance plan. Usually a certain amount will […]

Collection Management

“It is as if one had believed that the important thing was the act of ‘saving’ a collection by acquiring it; that, once this was accomplished, one could ignore it. In short, after having made a noble gesture, one found the collection turely a nuisance.” Jean del Gagniers, La Conservation du Patrimoine Muselogique du Quebec. […]

Collection Management