According to the 1986 agreement between the Musée de l’Elysée and Alain Daniélou, the Museum was donated all the original prints of the photographs of the Khajurao and Bhuvaneshvar temples by Raymond Burnier (80/50 format), as well as « all prints of smaller format, made and touched up by the photographer himself during the ’forties, numbering about 200 photographs » (from the convention between Alain Daniélou, Zagarolo, Roma and the Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, January 28th 1986). At a meeting with the Museum’s curator, Jean-Christophe Blaser and his assistant, Mélanie Bétrisey on 9 May 2011, we were able to ascertain the progress made in cataloguing this archive. The museum utilises an up-to-date database called Museum Plus, which replaces the MEL database. Each index card includes a low-resolution scan of the photo. A certain number of photos are however in the form of negatives. The Museum Plus database provides a very complete index card, including: Inventory n° / Photo, Type of Subject, Kind, Commentary, Author, Keywords, Dating, Geographical References, Where Created, Manuscript Inscriptions, Dimensions, Ancillary Processes, Current Position.
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