C2CC Webinar 8/5/15: RE-ORG: Step-by-Step Storage Reorganization for Small Museums

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.
Featured Speaker:
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.

C2CC Webinar: Facebook, and Twitter, and Instagram, Oh My! Sharing Museum Collections through Social Media

Join Connecting to Collections Care on July 14 at 2:00 EDT for a free webinar:
Facebook, and Twitter, and Instagram, Oh My! Sharing Museum Collections through Social Media
Social media has infiltrated our lives, and it’s no longer restricted to personal use. Many cultural institutions are using social media outlets very effectively to connect and communicate messages to a wide variety of audiences. There are so many choices and platforms and ways of engaging with the public, which can make even just the term “social media” seem overwhelming or daunting. Whether you’re completely inexperienced or you’re looking to refine or streamline and make the most of your efforts, this webinar will provide an opportunity to learn more about what is out there, how different platforms are being used, and will provide tips for effectively using social media to share your collections, which ultimately assists in furthering access and preservation.
Molly Gleeson is the Rockwell Project Conservator at the Penn Museum (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology). She works full-time in the museum’s open conservation lab on Egyptian mummies and artifacts. Molly received her M.A. from the UCLA/Getty Master’s Program in the Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials in 2008 and her B.A. in Art Conservation from the University of Delaware in 2002.
Tom Stanley is a Public Relations and Social Media Coordinator at the Penn Museum. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in 2007 from Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pa., where he studied Communications with an emphasis in Broadcasting.
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Webinar: Preservation Metrics Today: Heritage Health Information and Preservation Statistics, June 11, 2015, 2-3:30 EDT

Sign up for the next Connecting to Collections Care webinar, Preservation Metrics Today: Heritage Health Information and Preservation Statistics. It’s free!
Now more than ever, data drives decisions: Which projects should be funded? Where is staff needed? What activities should take priority over others? How can you find the data to help when you are looking for funding or trying to persuade your community or legislators to provide funds for collections care in you museum, historical society or library? Collections care is an ongoing process and the need for caring for collections doesn’t go away when times are lean. Having your specific needs spelled out can help you make a persuasive argument for future funding.
The Heritage Health Information and the Preservation Statistics programs are both dedicated to collecting and analyzing the information on care for our collections in the broadest sense and they are the go-to programs for the data you need.
This webinar will give you the chance to learn more about these programs and to learn about how you might use the information they provide for your own situations. It will also help you to address StEPs MVG Standards 3 and 4.
Date/Time: June 11, 2015, 2-3:30 EDT
Featured Speakers:

  • Lesley A. Langa is the Director of the Heritage Health Information Survey 2014 at Heritage Preservation. Ms. Langa is also a doctoral candidate in the iSchool at the University of Maryland. Ms. Langa has managed national research projects in the cultural sector for over ten years, including work for the Smithsonian Institution, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Getty Foundation. Her research has been presented at the American Alliance for Museums, the American Libraries Association, the iConference, the Museum Computer Network, and the Visitor Studies Association.
  • Annie Peterson is the Preservation Librarian at Howard-Tilton MemorialLibrary, Tulane University, a position she has held since July 2012. Previously she was the IMLS Preservation Administration Fellow at Yale University. She is a coordinator of the annual Preservation Statistics Survey.
  • Holly Robertson is a preservation consultant and grant writer based in Washington, DC specializing in preservation assessments, collections conservation management, disaster recovery, digital preservation, archival storage, and audio / visual preservation issues. As one of the coordinators for the all-volunteer Preservation Statistics Survey project, she works to assure that the preservation activities of cultural heritages institutions are documented to empower practitioners and support advocacy.

Connecting to Collections Care MayDay Webinar, May 1

Sign up for the next Connecting to Collections Care webinar on disaster recovery.  It’s free!
“After Disasters: Salvage and Recovery in Small to Mid-Sized Museums and Libraries”
May 1, 2015, 2:00 – 3:30, EDT, with Susan Duhl.
Understanding the components of disaster response is key in successful recovery of collections of any type, size, and budget.  This webinar will show professionals and volunteers the steps needed to effectively save collections, including:
       + What happens to collections after fires, floods, mechanical failures, and other events
       + Recovery logistics, team building, and securing supplies
       + Safety and health practices
       + Working with first responders, engineers, contractors and conservators, and local resources
       + Collections triage, handling practices, drying options, soot and mud cleaning techniques, and mold control
       + Long-term recovery: conservation treatment and funding
Susan Duhl is an Art Conservator and Collections Consultant, providing assessments, consultations, and conservation treatment for institutions and individuals throughout the United States and internationally. She specializes in disaster prevention and strategic recovery of art, archival, and historic collections from natural, mechanical, accidental, and man-made disasters. Capabilities include assessments, pre-incident planning, prevention, emergency response, strategic planning for recovery, and conservation treatment. Clients include private collectors, historic houses and societies, and institutional collections of all types and sizes.
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This webinar is part of the MayDay Initiative. All activities hosted by the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation for MayDay 2015 are sponsored by Polygon Group, offering document recovery, emergency planning services, property damage restoration, and temporary humidity control across the globe.
Connecting to Collections Care is sponsored by the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Connecting to Collections Care Webinar, April 21

Please excuse cross postings.
Sign up for the next Connecting to Collections Care webinar on museum environments – it’s free!
“When Less is All You Got! Budget-conscious solutions to protect collections on display and in storage”
April 21, 2015, 2:00 – 3:30, EDT, with Ernest Conrad and Lisa Mibach.
In an ideal world, all buildings that house and display collections would have purpose-designed environmental control systems that work, enclosed display cases, chemically-neutral storage and display cases and containers, and enough trained staff to care for collections. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
The first part of the webinar will illustrate the diagnostic effects of the lack of environmental controls, and will discuss budget-conscious solutions to protect collections on display and in storage. The second part will deal with proper storage and display conditions so that objects can weather minor disruptions. If you don’t have ideal storage and display conditions, you need to have regularly updated priority lists of objects (in order of vulnerability) to check during/after an environmental failure or change.
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Connecting to Collections Care is sponsored by the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.