Connecting to Collections Care offers two webinars at the end of this month. As usual, they are free!
August 24, 2016, 2:00 – 3:30 EDT, All Aboard: Engineering Collections Care Training for Small Museums http://www.connectingtocollections.org/all-aboard-engineering-collections-care-training-for-small-museums/
A special joint webinar with the New England Museum Association – part of their Lunch with NEMA program, August 31, 2016, 12:00 – 1:00 EDT, Hibernation – Not Just for Bears: Putting your house museum “to bed” for the season http://www.connectingtocollections.org/hibernation-not-just-for-bears-putting-your-house-museum-to-bed-for-the-season/
Do you have a stash of framed objects and old frames and don’t know what to do with them? Join our next webinar, “Reframing the Problem: Caring for Framed Objects in Small Institutions (aka: On a Budget),” Tuesday, 2/9, 2 p.m. ET. This webinar will focus on the ways that smaller institutions can care for frames and their contents safely and economically. It’s free!
Sign up: http://www.connectingtocollections.org/reframing-the-problem-caring-for-framed-objects-in-small-institutions-aka-on-a-budget/
Connecting to Collections Care (www.connectingtocollections.org), a program of the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation, provides free training and resources to help smaller cultural institutions take better care of their collections.
Do you have furniture as part of your collections? Learn the best ways to preserve and care for your furniture collection by joining the first C2C Care webinar for 2016 on January 14 at 2:00 EST, A Conservation Primer: Caring for Historic Furniture http://www.connectingtocollections.org/a-conservation-primer-caring-for-historic-furniture/ Sign up now – it’s free!
The Connecting to Collections Care Online Community (www.connectingtocollections.org) provides free training, resources, and assistance concerning collections care for all types of small and mid-sized cultural organizations.
The Connecting to Collections Care webinar offerings for Winter/Spring 2016 are as follows:
January 14, 2016, 2:00 – 3:30 PM ET: A Conservation Primer: Caring for Historic Furniture
February 9, 2016, 2:00 – 3:30 PM ET: Re-Framing the Problem: Caring for Framed Objects in Small Institutions (aka: On a Budget)
March 8, 2016, 2:00 – 3:30 PM ET: Much Ado About Mannequins: Making the Perfect Form
April 7, 2016, 2:00 – 3:30 PM ET: Artifacts in Archives Collections
May 3, 2016, 1:30 – 3:00 ET: Arsenic and Old Lace: Controlling Hazardous Collection Materials
Register at www.connectingtocollections.org All C2C Care webinars are free!
Worried about your collections during your big holiday party? Learn to protect them: http://bit.ly/1MAk3x4 Join us for our next webinar, December 3, 2:00 EST. It’s free!
Need to make some decisions about weeding your collections to keep up with your mission? Get help from John Simmons at our next webinar: “The Deaccessoning Dilemma: Laws, Ethics, and Actions.” 19 November 2015, 2:00-3:30 EST. It’s free!
Do you have problems with how to number and mark your collections? If so, join us for the next C2C Care webinar, Labeling and Marking Objects with Nora Lockshin, October 27, 2-3:30 EDT. It’s free!
Sign up http://www.connectingtocollections.org/marking-and-labeling-collections/
Join us October 8, 2015, 2:00 PM Eastern for a Connecting to Collections Care webinar, “Insurance 101: Practical Considerations for Protecting Institutional Collections and Loans.” It’s free!
This session is appropriate for all levels of experience from beginner to expert and all types of cultural organizations as an introduction and review of collections insurance basics and how they are an integral part of collections care. We will examine loss prevention, loss control and how to protect the collection through good housekeeping, landscaping, managing patrons, and during transport of objects. In addition, examples of recent claims and outcomes to illustrate how insurance responds to loss and damage will be presented.
This session is sponsored by Huntington T. Block Insurance Agency, Inc. (an Aon Company) – specialty fine art brokers for over 50 years.
Sign up: http://www.connectingtocollections.org/insurance-101-practical-considerations-for-protecting-institutional-collections-and-loans/
Sign up now for the September 24, 2015 (1:00 – 2:30 EDT) Connecting to Collections Care webinar on caring for Taxidermy specimens. It’s Free.
Troublesome Trophies and Fragile Feathered Friends: Introduction to the Care of Historic Taxidermy
Taxidermy mounts are challenging composite artifacts susceptible to damage from both environmental and biological factors. Whether a single trophy mount graces your historic home, several form a diorama in your museum, or you have a collection of natural science specimens, knowing how mounts are made, how they deteriorate and how to care for them is essential for their preservation. This webinar is an introduction to the care of taxidermy by a master taxidermist and an objects conservator. The presentation will cover what to look for in a mount to help determine its manner of construction and perhaps its age, how mounts typically deteriorate over time and how to provide proper preventive care. If refurbishment is necessary, taxidermists and conservators often have differing approaches and the presenters will describe what to expect from the process. Health and safety concerns in dealing with older mounts will also be covered.
George Dante, Founder, Wildlife Preservations, has more than 30 years of experience as a taxidermist, model maker, illustrator and fine artist and Eugenie Milroy is a Professional Associate member of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) with over 20 years of museum and conservation experience.
Sign up for the next C2C Care Webinar, RE-ORG: Step-by-step Storage Reorganization for Small Museums. It’s Free!
Date/Time: August 5, 2015, 2-3:00 EDT
As museum collections continue to grow, adequate storage space is becoming a rare commodity. A recent international survey indicated that roughly two thirds of collections in storage were at serious risk. With poor storage conditions, it is challenging for museums to use collections for enjoyment, research or education; moreover, effective emergency response may be compromised. Re-ORG, developed by ICCROM and UNESCO, is a step-by-step methodology to assist small museums in reorganizing their storage areas for better access and conservation. The focus of RE-ORG is on making improvements to existing storage areas, and not on planning and building new facilities. This webinar is an introduction to the RE-ORG methodology and various tools (both current and upcoming), and to the Canadian Conservation Institute’s RE-ORG: Canada training program.
Simon Lambert holds a B.A. in art history and Italian literature from McGill University, and obtained a Laurea in paintings conservation at the University of Urbino, Italy and an M.Sc. in the Care of Collections at Cardiff University, UK. Simon is a Commonwealth scholar and recipient of a 2010 ICON Conservation Award (UK). After completing his studies, Simon worked for two years at ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Restoration and Preservation of Cultural Property) in Rome on the planning and implementation of international professional training activities about cultural heritage protection in times of conflict, and on developing didactic web-based tools for the reorganization of museum storage. Simon joined CCI in 2012 as Preservation Development Advisor in Preservation Services. His current interests include museum storage planning and reorganization, the sustainability of museum activities, and standards for museums.