The FRACs collections website

The 23 Regional Contemporary Arts Collections each have an Internet site enabling their collection to be referred to individually, now they have an instrument to present all the works acquired since their creation and make the results of the painstaking documentation and catalogue work to which they are subject accessible.
Since their creation in fact, the Frac have worked on the management and notably computer- based documentation, of their collections.
This website offers an easier access to these 23 collections, which list over 26,000 works acquired between 1981 and today.

The portal of the collections is laid out in three sections:

  • the database combining all Frac artworks
    Works can be accessed by typing the full text or through the selection of simple criteria, which can be cross-referenced: by artist, by Frac; by the title of the artwork; by the year of creation; by medium; by year of acquisition.
  • a series of “questions/answers about the collections” that enables, by querying the database, the key data to be understood characterising these collections by means of infographics and data visualisation.
  • general information about the collections of each Frac, the characteristics of their collections and the project protagonists, as well as referring back to their respective sites for more comprehensive information.

This Frac initiative, coordinated by their association Platform, is the work of the association Videomuseum.
This project benefited from specific support from the Ministry of Culture and Communication (General office of artistic creation).