The Permanent Collection is the core and focus of a Museum. It is what we hold, in public trust, and promise to preserve in perpetuity.
The Southern Ohio Museum is very proud of our growing Permanent Collection. These new acquisitions augment what we already hold, adding depth to existing collections. Some broaden the scope of what we offer to our audience, bringing new perspectives to the Collection. Overall, these new acquisitions enhance what we present and bring to the community.
2016 New Acquisitions
In adding these to the Permanent Collection, the Museum commits to preserving, maintaining, conserving, presenting, and interpreting these objects. Each piece has been vetted, examined carefully, researched, documented, voted on, and given a new unique number- its acquisition number- which will remain with this piece always.
The Southern Ohio Museum has been fortunate enough, through private donations and gifts, to build out a new collections storage vault for our growing collection. It is fulfilling the obligation we have to protect and maintain the quality of the art, artifacts, and objects so that future generations may enjoy them. Due to the nature of inks, dyes, papers, and other fragile materials, as well as gallery space, not all objects can be on view at all times. You may rest assured that while the objects are not on view they are in a climate controlled, light controlled, secure storage area.
What is your favorite object in the collection?
Having a large collection in your Museum allows you to form bonds with objects- you get to choose your favorites. You may become acquainted with artists and their history, different materials and their physical qualities, paintings and sculptures, art and artifacts that are all part of the Permanent Collection.