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  • Have you ever found yourself trying to protect your organization’s collections from well-meaning volunteers, board members, colleagues, or even from members of the community who don’t understand why their proposal may not be in the best interest of the collections? Using real-life examples, instructor Bruce MacLeish demonstrated how to use a collections management policy to […]

  • This site, offered by the Connecting to Collections through IMLS, provides links and resources for a model museum policies. Making model policies from Ohio and national institutions available online provides organizations with “best practices” in preservation, which they can use to develop guidelines and practices for their own collections. This site contains exemplar policies for […]

  • Theresa A. Voellinger, paper and photograph conservator from the National Park Service’s  Harpers Ferry Center explains the types of photographic materials appropriate for cold storage and provided instructions on how to package, store, monitor, and access them. Guest Expert: Theresa A. Voellinger, paper and photograph conservator from the National Park Service’s Harpers Ferry Center Host: Kristen […]

  • Guest Expert: Mary Ballard, Senior Textile Conservator, Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute Host: Kristen Laise, Vice President, Collections Care Programs, Heritage Preservation

  • Lori Foley and Dan Kochensparger give tips on how to work with emergency responders in your community. When disaster strikes your institution, emergency responders loom large and are in charge. Who are your emergency responders, and how do you convince them that cultural resources require special attention? Learn how to establish a relationship with your […]

  • Danger can lurk on any museum or library shelf—firearms, antique medicine bottles, arsenic in natural science specimens, dangerous mold, and more. AASLH’s 2009 Technical Leaflet, “The Handling and Exhibition of Potentially Hazardous Artifacts in Museum Collections” addresses these challenges and can help put your mind at ease or get you started on correcting a possible […]

  • Brigid Sullivan, Conservator at the Northeast Cultural Resources Center of the National Park Service, presents an hour-long Q & A based on three, short NPS how-to videos on cleaning and caring for the collections held in historic sites. These videos are excellent volunteer-training tools: Preparing to Clean Caring for Furniture Cleaning Architectural Elements Guest Expert: […]

  • Tara Kennedy hosted a lively discussion focused on odors in collections. Kennedy and members of the Connecting to Collections Online Community explored the chemical properties of certain scents, gained a better understanding of what odors may signal deterioration, and discussed the safest methods to rid collections of odors. Guest Expert: Tara Kennedy, Preservation Field Services […]

  • This webinar concerned the moving of collections into temporary or new storage, or re-configuring existing storage. Covered topics included estimating time and staff to pack and move items, ordering supplies, arranging transportation, packing properly, and even featuring this behind-the-scenes work in public outreach and education. Community Webinar: Objects on the Move! Packing and Transporting Collections […]

  • The Caring for Photographs was intended to strengthen general photograph preventive conservation knowledge and preservation capacity. The course began with an introduction to the technical history of photography, image formation and deterioration, and degradation mechanisms and causes, to prepare librarians, archivists, and collection care specialists with the basic knowledge and critical thinking skills necessary to […]