Collections Stewardship Recorded Webinars
from a variety of institutions discuss practical solutions to
collections storage issues and ways to effectively care for collections
using available materials, resources and your own needs-based ingenuity.
Topics include archival storage boxes, mounts, media/photo storage, and
barrier material, applicable to museums of many sizes, budgets and
Colleagues with experience working with small museums engage in a practical, focused discussion on issues related to assessing collections, including object assessment and condition reporting, storage and housing, environmental conditions and exhibition/display.
practical review of collection issues—made more difficult by dwindling
resources—including institutional guidelines, processing incoming
objects, accessioning and keeping track of collections.
Collections management leaders engage in a moderated interview style session discussing standards, essential elements and challenges/successes of developing an effective collections management policy that meets the needs of your institution and intersects with all parts of an institution’s operations. This program is a useful tool as you prepare for Core Documents Verification.
Explore the importance of the first 24-48 hours in responding to water emergencies that impact works on paper, including the benefits and implications of a variety of responses (keeping objects wet, air drying, freezing, etc.). Presenters share real-life examples of water emergencies, responses taken, lessons learned and tips for next steps beyond the 24-48 hour response period. This webinar focuses on paper, but not paintings, drawings, etc.
Experienced practitioners discuss basic principles and practices for handling two-dimensional Western objects, including works on paper and paintings. In comparison, guidelines for safe display and care of traditional East Asian painting and calligraphy formats are addressed.
Examine the required elements of a disaster preparedness and emergency response plan based on national standards, and how this critical document intersects with all aspects of your institution, including collections, security, facilities, business operations, visitor services, and human resources. This program is a useful tool as you prepare for Core Documents Verification.
in the field explore handling non-traditional contemporary objects
during exhibition and storage. Each presenter addresses a single object
move they have encountered which challenged their expertise. Each case
will examine risk assessment; pre-planning the move; the logistics of
putting the risk assessed elements into place; the move itself;
logistics, equipment, and staff of movement; and post-move assessment.
preparedness and recovery is a team effort: visitor safety, collections
care, public relations and business operations. This program covers
low-cost, practical tips for emergency preparedness, a discussion
of cooperative disaster networks and lessons learned from emergency
webinar focuses on step-by-step procedures used by art, science and
other museums when objects are acquired (by gift and purchase) or when
they are reposited. Presenters also discuss current ethical and legal
trends and their implications on the acquisitions process.
Explore practical tools to help develop a collections management policy reflecting a shared institutional vision and commitment to sound practices, increased knowledge of resources and policy longevity. Learn the differences between policies, plans and procedures, and how to address critical issues including acquisition, accession, deaccession, research use and loans of collection objects.