C2CC Webinar 10/20/16: Caring for Archives: Fundamentals for Everyone

Join us next week for a Connecting to Collections Care webinar, Caring for Archives: Fundamentals for Everyone, with Fletcher Durant. Thursday, October 20, 2016, 2:00 – 3:30 EDT. It’s free!
Does your institution have an archive? Is it maintained for research, exhibitions, or just the records and papers that mark the history of your institution? How do you care for your archives? Or, don’t you? Whether your archives are carefully curated or simply grew over the years, what is the best approach to preserving those important materials and how does their preservation differ from other collections that you have under your care?
This webinar will cover the basics of archives preservation within a framework of risk management. Some issues discussed will be familiar to other areas of collection care, while others will speak to the particularities of archival collections. Topics will include: storage environments, housings, care and handling, collection surveys, security, integrated pest management, disaster planning, and digital preservation.

C2CC: Management 101: Getting a Grip on Collections Management

Connecting to Connections Care is offering a four-webinar Credly badge course, Management 101: Getting a Grip on Collections Management, http://www.connectingtocollections.org/management-101-getting-a-grip-on-collections-management/ . If you wish to register for all four webinars (the entire course) and receive a Credly badge, then sign up at the web page above.
If you only wish to sign up for one, two, or three webinars (not all four), then you can sign up for each webinar separately at their individual web pages below.
The webinars are as follows:
September 15, 2:00-3:30 EDT Basic Condition Reporting with Deborah Van Horn. http://www.connectingtocollections.org/basic-condition-reporting/
September 22, 2:00-3:30 EDT Managing Previously Unmanaged Collections: A Survival Guide for Messes Great and Small with Angela Kipp. http://www.connectingtocollections.org/managing-unmanaged-collections/
September 29, 2:00-3:30 EDT There’s a Form for That: Documenting Your Collections with Beverly Sutley. http://www.connectingtocollections.org/documenting-your-collections/
October 4, 2:00-3:30 EDT A Place for Everything and Everything in Its Place: Conducting (and Maintaining!) a Collection Inventory with Maureen McCormick. http://www.connectingtocollections.org/maintaining-collection-inventory/
As usual, these webinars are free.

C2CC August Webinars

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/

C2CC Webinar 2/9: Reframing the Problem: Caring for Framed Objects in Small Institutions (aka: On a Budget)

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.

C2CC Webinar 1/14: A Conservation Primer: Caring for Historic Furniture

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.

C2C Care Webinars for Winter/Spring 2016

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!

C2CC Webinar 11/19/15: The Deaccessioning Dilemma: Laws, Ethics, and Actions

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!

C2CC Webinar 10/8/15: Insurance 101: Practical Considerations for Protecting Institutional Collections and Loans

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/