Heritage Preservation celebrated ALA’s Preservation Week with a webinar on outreach, Wednesday, April 24, 2013–access the recording here.
In this webinar, Kathleen Kiefer and Petra Slinkard, of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, shared their process for mounting garments for display.
In this 60-minute live chat event, Mary Coughlin provided an overview of object handling best practices which was followed by a live Q&A session.
Mold is a frequent hazard in collections. In this 90-minute webinar, participants learned how to identify mold, deal safely with a mold outbreak, and how to prevent it from occurring in the first place.
For our first webinar and live chat event of the year, Susan Duhl, an experienced conservator and collections manager, discussed how professional conservation standards and best practices can be met with lower cost solutions.
Barbara Heller, director and conservator of special projects at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), shared the steps her institution took to better protect collections during the planning and hosting of special events.
In response to the ongoing recovery efforts associated with Hurricane Sandy, the Online CommunityÂ hosted a webinar and live chat on Tuesday, November 20. This webinar brought together conservators with years of experience in the field of disaster recovery to provide the cultural community with critical information on salvaging damaged collections. Featured Resources: PowerPoint presentation [...]
Starting in 2013, the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ grant program Museums for America (MFA) will provide support for collections care projects that were once previously funded under the Conservation Project Support grant program. Connie Bodner, an IMLS supervisory grants management specialist, reviewed the new MFA grant guidelines and application process. Following her presentation, [...]
On Wednesday, October 10 at 2:00 pm (Eastern), Stefan Michalski, a Senior Conservation Scientist with the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI), gave a tour of CCIâ€™s Light Damage Calculator. The Calculator provides an estimate of the fading that might occur to the color of various objects when exposed to different amounts of light. The user may [...]
Tara Kennedy, Preservation Field Services Librarian at Yale University Library, hosted a lively discussion focused on odors in collections. Lead by Kennedy, members of the 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. [...]
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