Welcome to the Connecting to Collections Care Online Community!


At this site, you will find a wealth of resources and assistance for small and mid-sized cultural institutions provided free of charge by the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Please note that you may use this site, search for resources, listen to past webinars, and participate in current webinars simply by signing up for the particular webinar you are interested in. You will find the sign-up link in the announcement for each upcoming webinar. However, if you want to participate in the DISCUSSIONS, you need to register and get a password. Registration is quick and easy.

The ABOUT US tab will give you some background about the Connecting to Collections Care (C2C Care) program and its predecessor program, Connecting to Collections (C2C).

CALENDAR is the place to look for upcoming events both within the C2C Care Community and outside the Community.

RESOURCES provides access to a library of information on a variety of collections care topics, previous discussions and webinars, as well as links to organizations that can assist you with collections care and funding. This is also the place you will find the Archives of recordings of previous webinars and courses, as well as previous discussions. Use the search function to find what you are looking for quickly or browse the topics listings in the library.

DISCUSSIONS is where you have the opportunity to ask the C2C Care Community about caring for your collections and find trusted answers from experts and other members of the community. To participate in this portion of the website, you need to be a registered member with a password.

The MEETING ROOM will allow you to participate in Webinar-style question and answer sessions, presentations, courses, and online chats. Check the events calendar for other upcoming Meeting Room events. Recordings of previous webinars and courses are also available in RESOURCES.

Under the HELP tab, you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions about using this site.

If you have any questions, problems, or just want to let us know what you think or make a suggestion, please use the form under CONTACT tab and we will get back to you as soon as we can.