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Dear Aberdeen City Council,

In light of the city recently being unable to account for huge granite stairs weighing several tonnes, and in light of the Aberdeen Art Gallery storing valuables off site for a long period during its refurbishment, kindly supply:

a. Inventory of all items in the possession/custodianship of Aberdeen Art Gallery
b. Inventory of all items in the possession/custodianship of Aberdeen City Council - for example including gifts from public entities or private people, items displayed in Reception of the Town House, portraits of former lord provosts and others
c. Inventory of all items in the possession/custodianship of other entities owned by Aberdeen City Council, eg but not exclusively Provost Skene's House

I would hope that all such inventories of valuables are in the form of comprehensive electronic documents/spreadsheets, such as is the case with the list of property the city owns. In which case, supplying same will be simple, swift and not incurring any cost. Where an inventory is not kept electronically, advise how such inventory is stored, how managed.

d. For all inventory please advise (again this should be recorded and easy to find) whether any item has been signed out/taken by ACC councillors, staff, others or whether any inventory is missing or damaged.

e. for any inventory which is missing, please advise whether this has been reported to police, and whether any insurance claims have been lodged.
f. advise how much money is spent on insurance for inventory by each location.
g. advise for any items signed out at d above, advise the length of time any item has been signed out/taken and the reason for such action.

Yours faithfully,

Suzanne Kelly

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Reference: FOI-343188251
Date of request: 18/06/2021
Title of request: Collections of artwork, gifts, silver, valuables
controlled or owned by Aberdeen City Council

Dear Suzanne Kelly,

Thank you for your completing your Freedom of Information Request.

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Dear Suzanne Kelly,

 

Thank you for your request for information.

 

We would like to ask you to clarify your request so that we can identify
and locate the information which you have requested.

 

a.  Inventory of all items in the possession/custodianship of Aberdeen Art
Gallery b.  Inventory of all items in the possession/custodianship of
Aberdeen City Council - for example including gifts from public entities
or private people, items displayed in Reception of the Town House,
portraits of former lord provosts and others c.  Inventory of all items in
the possession/custodianship of other entities owned by Aberdeen City
Council, eg but not exclusively  Provost Skene's House

 

We would be extremely grateful if you could clarify what is meant by ‘all
items in the possession of’ in section a, b and c. The Archives, Gallery &
Museums team holds multiple inventories – equipment inventory, Aberdeen
City and Aberdeenshire Archives, Art Gallery & Museums Collections (which
is split further into types of media such paintings, sculpture, costume,
ceramics etc) inventory, McBey and Lloyds Library books inventory. These
are all held centrally and not related to a specific building such as the
Art Gallery, although works may be on display for a period of time in the
Art Gallery.

 

d.  For all inventory please advise (again this should be recorded and
easy to find) whether any item has been signed out/taken by ACC
councillors, staff, others or whether any inventory is missing or damaged.

 

g.  advise for any items signed out at d above, advise the length of time
any item has been signed out/taken and the reason for such action.

 

We would be extremely grateful if you could define what is meant by the
phrase ‘whether any item has been signed out/taken by ACC councillors,
staff, others’ in question d and g and the timeframe this refers to? Our
interpretation is that this refers to any items not on Council premises on
the day the enquiry is run on the electronic databases.  In particular we
wish to understand the definition of ‘others’ – for example does this
refer to Loans of Works of Art to other art galleries for inclusion in
their exhibitions?

 

Clarifying these points will help us to be sure we are providing, where
possible, the information you are interested in.  Please note we will keep
your request on file for 20 working days whilst we await your
clarification.  It can often be helpful to discuss your request with a
member of our team who may be able to help you frame your request or
explain more about how ACC holds its information; if this is something you
feel may be helpful please do call us, and we will be happy to assist you.

 

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We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Grant Webster

Access to Information Officer

 

 

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Dear Foi Enquiries,

Thank you for your request for clarification, response as follows:

you wrote: "We would be extremely grateful if you could clarify what is meant by ‘all
items in the possession of’ in section a, b and c. ". i refer you to the title of the FOI request - which answers that question. I ask for, and am surprised it needs clarification, details of ' Collections of artwork, gifts, silver, valuables controlled or owned by Aberdeen City Council'. Had I been interested in equipment, then I would have said so. I am interested only at this point in ' Collections of artwork, gifts, silver, valuables controlled or owned by Aberdeen City Council'. Naturally you keep such inventories electronically, ready at hand for situations such as needing to supply same to your insurers. I'm sure you can manage to get me this list swiftly. To make this go faster and be affordable for you to do - why not just send me all the inventories you have? That will be easiest. From there if I have other questions, I'll let you know.

You also asked: "We would be extremely grateful if you could define what is meant by the
phrase ‘whether any item has been signed out/taken by ACC councillors,
staff, others’ in question d and g and the timeframe this refers to? Our
interpretation is that this refers to any items not on Council premises on
the day the enquiry is run on the electronic databases. In particular we
wish to understand the definition of ‘others’ – for example does this
refer to Loans of Works of Art to other art galleries for inclusion in
their exhibitions?" your interpretation of items not on council premises on the day the enquiry is run is just fine by me. Others means any third party.

Many thanks

Suzanne Kelly

Yours sincerely,

Suzanne Kelly

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Reference: FOI-343188251
Date of request: 17/06/2021
Title of request: Collections of artwork, gifts, silver, valuables
controlled or owned by Aberdeen City Council

Dear Suzanne Kelly,

We are closing your request as we required further clarification from you.
Since that clarification was received on 29 June 2021, we need to close
your request and log a new request with the date 29 June 2021 as the
starting date. We will send you a new acknowledgement email with your new
reference number.

For clarity, you are asking for an inventory of all items in
possession/custodian of Aberdeen City Council in relation to Collections
of artwork, gifts, silver, valuables controlled or owned by Aberdeen City
Council, you are happy for the timeframe for items signed out etc. to be
as at the day that the enquiry is run and when you refer to 'others' you
mean any third party.

Please feel free to contact us at [Aberdeen City Council request email] should
you have any questions.

Kind regards

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Reference: FOI-346070201
Date of request: 01/07/2021
Title of request: Collections of artwork, gifts, silver, valuables
controlled or owned by Aberdeen City Council

Dear Suzanne Kelly,

Thank you for your completing your Freedom of Information Request.

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Kind regards

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Dear Access to Information Team, Aberdeen City Council,

For the record the original request was 17 June. I consider the clarification request from ACC frivolous (did ACC really not understand the meaning of the word 'other'), and I consider it unacceptable that ACC is trying to say that the new FOI date is 29 June. I expect a comprehensive response within 20 days maximum.

As is inevitable when dealing with ACC, I expect the ACC response will undoubtedly be late and/or claim it is far too difficult/expensive to fill. I am adding this email as a comment for the inevitable internal enquiry that will follow the type of response I have come to expect from ACC.

When it comes time for any internal enquiry / Commissioner review of the handling of this request, I will assuredly want to know why the clarification was needed, and an explanation of the potentially precedent-setting claim that ACC can now move dates simply by asking for (unnecessary) clarifications.

I look forward to an explanation in particular of the inventory of Union Terrace Gardens' valuable items, not least with granite stairs being removed and dumped without permission on private land, heraldic metal shields disappearing, and most recently balustrades being offered for sale via ebay which 'came from Aberdeen' and look identical to the ones that were at Union Terrace Gardens. My original FOI request clearly would have covered Union Terrace Gardens, but for historical benefit, I am listing these items, all of which should have been captured on an easy-to access, electronic list of assets (such as surely you must supply to your insurers) - so I expect a swift and comprehensive reply to this FOI.

Yours sincerely,

Suzanne Kelly

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Dear Suzanne Kelly,

Thank you. I acknowledge receipt of your email.

Kind regards,

Grant Webster
Access to Information Officer

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Reference: FOI-346070201
Date of request: 29/06/2021
Title of request: Collections of artwork, gifts, silver, valuables
controlled or owned by Aberdeen City Council

Dear Suzanne Kelly,

Thank you for your information request. We have completed the necessary
search for the information requested. Our response is now detailed below.

In light of the Aberdeen Art Gallery storing valuables off site for a long
period during its refurbishment, kindly supply:

a.  Inventory of all items in the possession/custodianship of Aberdeen Art
Gallery

b.  Inventory of all items in the possession/custodianship of Aberdeen
City Council - for example including gifts from public entities or private
people, items displayed in Reception of the Town House, portraits of
former lord provosts and others

c.  Inventory of all items in the possession/custodianship of other
entities owned by Aberdeen City Council, eg but not exclusively Provost
Skene's House

d.  For all inventory please advise whether any item has been signed
out/taken by ACC councillors, staff, others or whether any inventory is
missing or damaged.

e.  for any inventory which is missing, please advise whether this has
been reported to police, and whether any insurance claims have been
lodged.

f.  advise how much money is spent on insurance for inventory by each
location.

g.  advise for any items signed out at d above, advise the length of time
any item has been signed out/taken and the reason for such action.

I am interested only at this point in ' Collections of artwork, gifts,
silver, valuables controlled or owned by Aberdeen City Council'. Your
interpretation of items not on council premises on the day the enquiry is
run is just fine by me.  Others means any third party.

The spreadsheet listing our collection is too large to send through our
online portal. As such, we will send it by email to you. Please see notes
below:

Notes, definitions and assumptions related to FOI-346070201 Collections

Missing

The electronic record held by Aberdeen City Council was created using
historic paper records, rather than actual items held. As such, it not
only lists everything we have, but also everything that we once had as
well. This is to ensure that we have a records trail for future
research/provenance etc. There is currently work ongoing to match the
electronic records to actual items held. As I’m sure you can appreciate,
this is a significant task considering the number of items held and
recorded.

In addition, the electronic record is regularly audited to check the
information. This is done on a random sample basis, where a number of
records are extracted and checked for accuracy. This has been done
regularly since the early 2000’s.

Although c. 1500 items have a 'missing' status, we have assigned around
3100 items with temporary numbers; many of which have become disassociated
from their accession number e.g. the label with the number has become
separated from the object. It is highly likely that there is an overlap
between these two categories and we will be able to reconcile in the
future by undertaking research in to the extensive paper files
pre-computerisation. The remaining temporary numbers are items stored in
the buildings but not accessioned into the collections.

Many of the 'historical loss pre-TMS' records refer to a 'missing' date of
2020. It is important to note that these items were missing before we
began using TMS in 2002, however, their status was confirmed as 'still
missing' in 2020 as data cleaning work was undertaken.

A number of items have been recorded as 'missing' and requiring further
investigation during the decant of the art gallery in 2015. As we were
moving thousands of items between buildings we suspected an admin error
occurred in the recording of blocks. We are now relocating stores and
expect to investigate and identify current locations during this process.
We plan to retain the last known location of 'Art Gallery basement' as a
clear indication of this process.

Damaged

Many items recorded as 'damaged' have subsequently been conserved. Some of
the damage entries record historical damage rather than damage that has
just occurred. Generally speaking, 'wear and tear' or natural
deterioration of the object has not been recorded as damage. We have paper
damage reports that predate use of our digital Collections Management
System (TMS) but such files cannot be easily accessed.

Damage reports indicate that most damage relates to the frames surrounding
our paintings. Frames are particularly vulnerable, especially if they were
cheaply constructed. Adhesives, joints and the wood itself become brittle
with age or have ornate decoration. Damage to our frames is generally
minor and we keep the ornamentation that becomes detached from frames to
enable reattachment.

Conservation required

The 'Conservation required' category identifies several items whose
condition has either deteriorated or came into the collection in a poor
state. Note that this category does not cover all such items in the
collection, but generally highlights ones where conservation is essential
in the next 1-5 years e.g. as preparation in advance of display in an
upcoming exhibition.

Insurance claims

No claims have been made in the past 5 years. Financial accounts are
disposed of after 5 years, therefore there is nothing to report. We do not
hold information on how much insurance is spent per location as this is
not recorded per location.

We are unable to provide you with information on how much money is spent
on insurance for inventory by each location as it is not held by ACC.  In
order to comply with our obligations under the terms of Section 17 of the
FOISA, we hereby give notice that this information is not held by us.  

ABD** numbers

ABDAG and ABDMS prefixes refer to items in the collection of Aberdeen Art
Gallery and Museums.

ABDCC prefix refers to items in the Civic Collection.

Loans from ABDAG & ABDMS collection

Loans are only permitted to organisations - either through the collection
loan scheme to businesses, or by standard museum loan agreement to other
local authority, heritage or educational institutions.

Loans from ABDCC collection

As above, in compliance with the custodial care responsibility of Aberdeen
Gallery & Museums; plus the supervised use of civic regalia for official
functions with items signed out and in on return by the Town Sergeants.

We handled your request for information in accordance with the provisions
of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

If you are dissatisfied with the way we have handled your request or the
content of it, you are entitled to ask for an appeal. You can do this from
your [1]Aberdeen City Council self service account.

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We hope this helps with your request.

Kind regards

Access to Information Team
Aberdeen City Council | Customer Development | Customer Experience |
Customer
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Dear Ms Kelly,

 

Please see attached in relation to your request. I have included a copy of
our response below.

 

Kind regards,

Grant

 

Thank you for your information request. We have completed the necessary
search for the information requested. Our response is now detailed below.

In light of the Aberdeen Art Gallery storing valuables off site for a long
period during its refurbishment, kindly supply:

a.  Inventory of all items in the possession/custodianship of Aberdeen Art
Gallery

b.  Inventory of all items in the possession/custodianship of Aberdeen
City Council - for example including gifts from public entities or private
people, items displayed in Reception of the Town House, portraits of
former lord provosts and others

c.  Inventory of all items in the possession/custodianship of other
entities owned by Aberdeen City Council, eg but not exclusively Provost
Skene's House

d.  For all inventory please advise whether any item has been signed
out/taken by ACC councillors, staff, others or whether any inventory is
missing or damaged.

e.  for any inventory which is missing, please advise whether this has
been reported to police, and whether any insurance claims have been
lodged.

f.  advise how much money is spent on insurance for inventory by each
location.

g.  advise for any items signed out at d above, advise the length of time
any item has been signed out/taken and the reason for such action.

I am interested only at this point in ' Collections of artwork, gifts,
silver, valuables controlled or owned by Aberdeen City Council'. Your
interpretation of items not on council premises on the day the enquiry is
run is just fine by me.  Others means any third party.

The spreadsheet listing our collection is too large to send through our
online portal. As such, we will send it by email to you. Please see notes
below:

Notes, definitions and assumptions related to FOI-346070201 Collections

Missing

The electronic record held by Aberdeen City Council was created using
historic paper records, rather than actual items held. As such, it not
only lists everything we have, but also everything that we once had as
well. This is to ensure that we have a records trail for future
research/provenance etc. There is currently work ongoing to match the
electronic records to actual items held. As I’m sure you can appreciate,
this is a significant task considering the number of items held and
recorded.

In addition, the electronic record is regularly audited to check the
information. This is done on a random sample basis, where a number of
records are extracted and checked for accuracy. This has been done
regularly since the early 2000’s.

Although c. 1500 items have a 'missing' status, we have assigned around
3100 items with temporary numbers; many of which have become disassociated
from their accession number e.g. the label with the number has become
separated from the object. It is highly likely that there is an overlap
between these two categories and we will be able to reconcile in the
future by undertaking research in to the extensive paper files
pre-computerisation. The remaining temporary numbers are items stored in
the buildings but not accessioned into the collections.

Many of the 'historical loss pre-TMS' records refer to a 'missing' date of
2020. It is important to note that these items were missing before we
began using TMS in 2002, however, their status was confirmed as 'still
missing' in 2020 as data cleaning work was undertaken.

A number of items have been recorded as 'missing' and requiring further
investigation during the decant of the art gallery in 2015. As we were
moving thousands of items between buildings we suspected an admin error
occurred in the recording of blocks. We are now relocating stores and
expect to investigate and identify current locations during this process.
We plan to retain the last known location of 'Art Gallery basement' as a
clear indication of this process.

Damaged

Many items recorded as 'damaged' have subsequently been conserved. Some of
the damage entries record historical damage rather than damage that has
just occurred. Generally speaking, 'wear and tear' or natural
deterioration of the object has not been recorded as damage. We have paper
damage reports that predate use of our digital Collections Management
System (TMS) but such files cannot be easily accessed.

Damage reports indicate that most damage relates to the frames surrounding
our paintings. Frames are particularly vulnerable, especially if they were
cheaply constructed. Adhesives, joints and the wood itself become brittle
with age or have ornate decoration. Damage to our frames is generally
minor and we keep the ornamentation that becomes detached from frames to
enable reattachment.

Conservation required

The 'Conservation required' category identifies several items whose
condition has either deteriorated or came into the collection in a poor
state. Note that this category does not cover all such items in the
collection, but generally highlights ones where conservation is essential
in the next 1-5 years e.g. as preparation in advance of display in an
upcoming exhibition.

Insurance claims

No claims have been made in the past 5 years. Financial accounts are
disposed of after 5 years, therefore there is nothing to report. We do not
hold information on how much insurance is spent per location as this is
not recorded per location.

We are unable to provide you with information on how much money is spent
on insurance for inventory by each location as it is not held by ACC.  In
order to comply with our obligations under the terms of Section 17 of the
FOISA, we hereby give notice that this information is not held by us.  

ABD** numbers

ABDAG and ABDMS prefixes refer to items in the collection of Aberdeen Art
Gallery and Museums.

ABDCC prefix refers to items in the Civic Collection.

Loans from ABDAG & ABDMS collection

Loans are only permitted to organisations - either through the collection
loan scheme to businesses, or by standard museum loan agreement to other
local authority, heritage or educational institutions.

Loans from ABDCC collection

As above, in compliance with the custodial care responsibility of Aberdeen
Gallery & Museums; plus the supervised use of civic regalia for official
functions with items signed out and in on return by the Town Sergeants.

We handled your request for information in accordance with the provisions
of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

If you are dissatisfied with the way we have handled your request or the
content of it, you are entitled to ask for an appeal. You can do this from
your [1]Aberdeen City Council self service account.

For more information on your right to review, please visit [2]Freedom of
Information Review and Appeals.

We hope this helps with your request.

 

 

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Dear Foi Enquiries,

Thank you for this information.

You refer to not being able to electronically send me information as it is too large. I hope this is a problem you will soon rectify; it is a reason/excuse used in the past - one which anyone with access to secure drive services such as google drive are immune from.

You said you would then send this information by post; please then send it in an electronic form such as memory stick so that it will be easy to search, affordable to post, and greener than sending paper.

Yours sincerely,

Suzanne Kelly

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Dear Ms Kelly,

Thank you for your e-mail and our apologies for any inconvenience.

We just checked our response and we had sent an excel spreadsheet to you, however, it did appear as a text file on the 'What do they know' website. We have contacted 'What do they know' to find out if there may be any existing issue with the excel files appearing as text files.

We will send it to you again and if the same error happens, could you please provide an alternative e-mail address where we can send this spreadsheet to ?

Hope this clarifies and please let us know in case of any problems.

Thank you,

Salomeh Kheyri Rad | Access to Information Officer
Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team | Customer Feedback |Customer
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Laura-Lynn Hardy left an annotation ()

The file "FOI 346070201 Collections.csv.txt" provided with the response from ACC on 26 July 2021 is what you need, Suzanne.

Save it without the ".txt" extension.

Open Excel (or similar) and import it as a CSV with a comma delimiter.

You'll find all 148,803 rows there.

LLH

AccesstoInformation, Aberdeen City Council

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Dear Ms Kelly,

Here is another copy of our response to you.

Thank you,

Salomeh

 

Thank you for your information request. We have completed the necessary
search for the information requested. Our response is now detailed below.

In light of the Aberdeen Art Gallery storing valuables off site for a long
period during its refurbishment, kindly supply:

a. Inventory of all items in the possession/custodianship of Aberdeen Art
Gallery

b. Inventory of all items in the possession/custodianship of Aberdeen City
Council - for example including gifts from public entities or private
people, items displayed in Reception of the Town House, portraits of
former lord provosts and others

c. Inventory of all items in the possession/custodianship of other
entities owned by Aberdeen City Council, eg but not exclusively Provost
Skene's House

d. For all inventory please advise whether any item has been signed
out/taken by ACC councillors, staff, others or whether any inventory is
missing or damaged.

e. for any inventory which is missing, please advise whether this has been
reported to police, and whether any insurance claims have been lodged.

f. advise how much money is spent on insurance for inventory by each
location.

g. advise for any items signed out at d above, advise the length of time
any item has been signed out/taken and the reason for such action.

I am interested only at this point in ' Collections of artwork, gifts,
silver, valuables controlled or owned by Aberdeen City Council'. Your
interpretation of items not on council premises on the day the enquiry is
run is just fine by me. Others means any third party.

The spreadsheet listing our collection is too large to send through our
online portal. As such, we will send it by email to you. Please see notes
below:

Notes, definitions and assumptions related to FOI-346070201 Collections

Missing

The electronic record held by Aberdeen City Council was created using
historic paper records, rather than actual items held. As such, it not
only lists everything we have, but also everything that we once had as
well. This is to ensure that we have a records trail for future
research/provenance etc. There is currently work ongoing to match the
electronic records to actual items held. As I’m sure you can appreciate,
this is a significant task considering the number of items held and
recorded.

In addition, the electronic record is regularly audited to check the
information. This is done on a random sample basis, where a number of
records are extracted and checked for accuracy. This has been done
regularly since the early 2000’s.

Although c. 1500 items have a 'missing' status, we have assigned around
3100 items with temporary numbers; many of which have become disassociated
from their accession number e.g. the label with the number has become
separated from the object. It is highly likely that there is an overlap
between these two categories and we will be able to reconcile in the
future by undertaking research in to the extensive paper files
pre-computerisation. The remaining temporary numbers are items stored in
the buildings but not accessioned into the collections.

Many of the 'historical loss pre-TMS' records refer to a 'missing' date of
2020. It is important to note that these items were missing before we
began using TMS in 2002, however, their status was confirmed as 'still
missing' in 2020 as data cleaning work was undertaken.

A number of items have been recorded as 'missing' and requiring further
investigation during the decant of the art gallery in 2015. As we were
moving thousands of items between buildings we suspected an admin error
occurred in the recording of blocks. We are now relocating stores and
expect to investigate and identify current locations during this process.
We plan to retain the last known location of 'Art Gallery basement' as a
clear indication of this process.

Damaged

Many items recorded as 'damaged' have subsequently been conserved. Some of
the damage entries record historical damage rather than damage that has
just occurred. Generally speaking, 'wear and tear' or natural
deterioration of the object has not been recorded as damage. We have paper
damage reports that predate use of our digital Collections Management
System (TMS) but such files cannot be easily accessed.

Damage reports indicate that most damage relates to the frames surrounding
our paintings. Frames are particularly vulnerable, especially if they were
cheaply constructed. Adhesives, joints and the wood itself become brittle
with age or have ornate decoration. Damage to our frames is generally
minor and we keep the ornamentation that becomes detached from frames to
enable reattachment.

Conservation required

The 'Conservation required' category identifies several items whose
condition has either deteriorated or came into the collection in a poor
state. Note that this category does not cover all such items in the
collection, but generally highlights ones where conservation is essential
in the next 1-5 years e.g. as preparation in advance of display in an
upcoming exhibition.

Insurance claims

No claims have been made in the past 5 years. Financial accounts are
disposed of after 5 years, therefore there is nothing to report. We do not
hold information on how much insurance is spent per location as this is
not recorded per location.

We are unable to provide you with information on how much money is spent
on insurance for inventory by each location as it is not held by ACC. In
order to comply with our obligations under the terms of Section 17 of the
FOISA, we hereby give notice that this information is not held by us.

ABD** numbers

ABDAG and ABDMS prefixes refer to items in the collection of Aberdeen Art
Gallery and Museums.

ABDCC prefix refers to items in the Civic Collection.

Loans from ABDAG & ABDMS collection

Loans are only permitted to organisations - either through the collection
loan scheme to businesses, or by standard museum loan agreement to other
local authority, heritage or educational institutions.

Loans from ABDCC collection

As above, in compliance with the custodial care responsibility of Aberdeen
Gallery & Museums; plus the supervised use of civic regalia for official
functions with items signed out and in on return by the Town Sergeants.

We handled your request for information in accordance with the provisions
of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

If you are dissatisfied with the way we have handled your request or the
content of it, you are entitled to ask for an appeal. You can do this from
your [1]Aberdeen City Council self service account.

For more information on your right to review, please visit [2]Freedom of
Information Review and Appeals.

We hope this helps with your request.

 

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mac email
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Customer Feedback |Customer

Marischal College | Business Hub 6 | 1^st Floor  | Broad
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Dear Ms Kelly,

Following our yesterday e-mail, we re-sent our response to you. We then checked the 'What do they know' website and noticed that there is still an error with the spreadsheet. We had been in touch with 'What do they know' website to check any existing issue, in the meantime, could you please provide an alternative e-mail address so we can send our response to you?

Thank you,

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Dear Aberdeen City Council,

you can email me at [email address] ; this email is public-facing and I am happy for it to appear here. I will be happy to have the spreadsheet electronically, but if that is not possible, then it will have to be in print.

Yours faithfully,

Suzanne Kelly

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Dear Ms Kelly,

 

Thank you for your e-mail received today.

 

Please find enclosed the spreadsheet in relation to our response to your
FOI ref: FOI-346070201.

 

We were advised by ‘What Do They Know’ team that there is a technical
issue on their website which they are currently looking into, trying to
resolve it.

 

Hope this helps and please let us know in case of any further details
needed.

 

Kind regards,

 

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Dear Aberdeen City Council,

Thank you for this list; I cannot see how it was too large to be easily sent, but on another issue, this list does not seem to show the status of the items. If you ACC is aware that 1500 items are not accounted for, then this would have to be logged in some form for each item, ideally on the spreadsheet that lists the items. How can I otherwise tell what is missing?

The notable omission from your list are the marble steps which until the refurbishment were part of the Art Gallery. Please advise where these stairs are now; as far as I can tell, at a minimum each marble tread would be worth several hundred pounds at a minimum. Thank you for sending the complete spreadsheet showing status and advising the location of the stairs as part of this existing request at your early opportunity.

Yours faithfully,

Suzanne Kelly

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Reference: FOI-358275454
Date of request: 24/08/2021
Title of request: Marble Steps

Dear Suzanne Kelly,

Thank you for your completing your Freedom of Information Request.

We aim to answer all requests within 20 working days.

You will receive a response via email and an update in [1]your self-serve
account.

For information about how we handle your request please see our [2]Freedom
of Information privacy notice.

For information about your appeal rights please see [3]Freedom of
Information reviews and appeals.

Kind regards

Access to Information Team
Aberdeen City Council | Customer Development | Customer Experience |
Customer
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Dear Ms Kelly,

Thank you for your e-mail.

Please note that the issue you had experienced with the spreadsheet was due to some technical errors in 'What do they know' website and not its actual size, however, we believe that you received the spreadsheet by providing an alternative e-mail address.

The list that we provided in our response ref: FOI-346070201, includes the status of the items as well. Please click on Column E where you can filter and view the missing items.

In relation to the marble steps, we logged this request as a new FOI where a response will be provided to you within the statutory timeframe.

Hope this helps and please let us know in case of any further details needed.

Kind regards,

Salomeh Kheyri Rad | Access to Information Officer
Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team | Customer Feedback |Customer
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Access to Information Team, Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeen City Council

Reference: FOI-358275454
Date of request: 23/08/2021
Title of request: Marble Steps

Dear Suzanne Kelly,

Thank you for your information request. We have completed the necessary
search for the information requested. Our response is now detailed below.

The notable omission from your list are the marble steps which until the
refurbishment were part of the Art Gallery.  Please advise where these
stairs are now; as far as I can tell, at a minimum each marble tread would
be worth several hundred pounds at a minimum.  

The marble veneer taken from the staircase is stored at our offsite museum
collection storage facility in Northfield.

We handled your request for information in accordance with the provisions
of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

If you are dissatisfied with the way we have handled your request or the
content of it, you are entitled to ask for an appeal. You can do this from
your [1]Aberdeen City Council self service account.

For more information on your right to review, please visit [2]Freedom of
Information Review and Appeals.

We hope this helps with your request.

Kind regards

Access to Information Team
Aberdeen City Council | Customer Development | Customer Experience |
Customer
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Dear Access to Information Team, Aberdeen City Council,

Thank you for the staircase info; I guess only some of the marble steps were turned into jewellery then.

As to ACC's claim that the information clearly shows up on the data previously supplied for this request that I should be able to see the item and its status: whether I open in HTML or download, all I can still see is the name of the item, column titles and a series of commas. At one point you were going to send me paper printouts or as I preferred the data on a memory stick. Can you please proceed with that. If you want screenshots of the fact the data is not visible, I can share that happily.

Yours sincerely,

Suzanne Kelly

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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