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Building
Preservation Conditions and Storages
Cataloguing and Expert Examination
The building in which the museum is housed is listed as a cultural heritage monument. It is now in a very poor state of preservation and is in need of urgent intervention.
Regrettably, during the latest major repair (1989), structural peculiarities of the building were largely ignored: the walls were covered with air-tight material thus impeding the drying up of moisture on the lower stories. No measures were taken either to preserve the historical building during the reconstruction of the coterminous stadium. A new structure was built, while the damaged underground piping and storm water redirected from the stadium area towards the museum keep washing out the foundation. The building is in a deplorable state. The already grave condition of the building further deteriorated after the 2002 earthquake when the supporting structures developed cracks.
The museum is looking for sponsors to support needed repairs.
 
The museum and the library are not equipped with facilities that would control temperature and humidity.
The collections and books are kept in inadequate conditions. Apart from being old (over 120 years), most of the collections are made of easily damaged material.
The museum and the library still lack rooms for storages, temporary exhibitions, training sessions, workshops, lessons, lectures and meetings. It is also impossible to create proper working conditions for the personnel.
Furthermore, part of the museum building is illegally occupied by two organizations, namely JSC Sakabreshumi and the Educational and Research Institute of Sericulture, due to which the museum is devoid of its right to make use of the much needed space.
 
For the last several decades, there has been a lack of standard cataloguing of exhibits in the museum. Beginning from 2008, the museum personnel undertook to fill the gap. The process is rather time- and labour-consuming. The library faces the same problem as the existing catalogue fails to provide adequate information on the books. An electronic catalogue of international standards is now being created.
Professional study of the museum collections is one of the most important tasks, which will acquire particular relevance after the completion of cataloguing.
Qualified study of exhibits and the assessment of their museum value will require the involvement of foreign experts who are familiar with the collections of similar museums and are therefore capable of comparing the collections of our museum with similar exhibits kept elsewhere.
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