What is a collection?

kurlatik
kurlatik
March 30, 2015
What is a collection?

Many people at different times and in different countries loved and love to collect something, and to say something different - to collect. Objects of art, artifacts, coins, stamps, and much more - all these objects, collected and ordered by someone, can be defined by this concept. What is a collection in the conventional sense of the word?

Value

The word “collection” itself comes from the Latin notion of “collectio”, which means “collecting, collecting, collecting items”. Moreover, it is not a simple gathering, but a systematized one, which is combined according to some sign. The collection must be internally coherent and thematically justified. It may belong to specific owners (individuals), organizations, even - to states.

Possible subjects

What is usually collected (collected)? Yes, almost anything. Objects can be combined for any external or internal features: origin, territory, time of creation, and the like.Starting from beer cans and caps with a variety of images, ending with dazzling diamonds and diamonds that have no price!

Collection examples

The most valuable, of course, collections of art objects - private and public. After all, in essence, a museum is an exhibition of collections. Also historically and scientifically highly valued collection of archaeological finds. Collections of stamps, badges and coins are very popular among the population. Collectors of all countries and peoples, as a rule, value their collections of items, exchange and take pride in them.

The list of "strange" collections closes the list - the vagaries of certain originally thinking individuals, which are usually not completely understood by the rest of the public: chains from toilet bowls, caps with inscriptions, sea stones with holes, bottles and labels from them.