About the spirit of collections

This article lays stress upon the notion of homogeneity of collections viewed as an unfinished whole forming the subject of a dynamic management, the spirit of collections being closely linked to their way of organization and presentation. The search for a stable representation of all the fields of knowledge and the necessity of bringing out big structuring lines within collections leads to the organization of big thematic spaces within which sciences and techniques have to find their own place, as well as the different forms of artistic expression and the different sectors of practical life. The space organization of the collections and classification system are closely linked to the system of representation of knowledge defined by the philosophical thought at a certain point.