- Seasonal Affective Disorder: Caring for Collections During Seasonal Special Events Recorded: December 3, 2015
- The Deaccessioning Dilemma: Laws, Ethics, and Actions Recorded: Thursday, November 19, 2015
- Marking and Labeling Collections Recorded: Tuesday, October 27, 2015
- Insurance 101: Practical Considerations for Protecting Institutional Collections and Loans Recorded: Thursday, October 8, 2015
- Troublesome Trophies and Fragile Feathered Friends: Introduction to the Care of Historic Taxidermy Recorded: Thursday, September 24, 2015
- RE-ORG: Step-by-step Storage Reorganization for Small Museums Recorded: Wednesday, August 5, 2015.
- Facebook, and Twitter, and Instagram, oh my! Sharing museum collections through social media Recorded: Tuesday, July 14, 2015
- Preservation Metrics Today: Heritage Health Information and Preservation Statistics Recorded: Thursday, June 11, 2015
- After Disasters: Salvage and Recovery in Small to Mid-Sized Museums and Libraries Recorded: Friday, May 1, 2015
- When Less is All You Got! Recorded: Tuesday, April 21, 2015
- Simplifying Preservation Planning Using Worksheets Recorded: Thursday, March 5th, 2015
- Changes Afoot: Connecting to Collections Becoming Connecting to Collections Care Recorded: Thursday, January 29, 2015
Archive | April, 2015
- Dealing with Digital Assets Lynda Schmitz Fuhrig of the Smithsonian Archives shares her wisdom on how to manage your digital assets.
- Collection Assessment and Preservation Learn about the forthcoming Preservation Self-Assessment Program, a free resource to manage your collection.
- Stressed About Pests? Treating Infestations In this, Part Two of our "Stressed About Pests" series, we discussed infestation recognition, appropriate actions, and working with pest management professionals.
- Stressed About Pests? Prevention, Monitoring, & Identification Part One of the "Stressed About Pests" series, we discussed prevention, monitoring, and Identification.
- Caring for Books We focused on books in our last free webinar on Thursday, July 17. Check out the event recording and learn more about book storage and handling.
- Storage Solutions Storage is key to the preservation of collections. Join us on Tuesday, June 10th at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern) as we focus on storage solutions and resources in this free, hour-long webinar.
- The Supercharged Management System In honor of MayDay, the Online Community hosted this free webinar focused on utilizing the “supercharged” Incident Command System at your cultural organization. A recording of that webinar is now available.
- Featured Member: Ben Gessner from the Minnesota Historical Society The rotating Featured Members series calls upon you, the member, to share your own story as a collections professional or enthusiast. First up in this rotating series is Ben Gessner from Minnesota Historical Society.
- Digital Collections: A Future for Small Museums
- Caring for Audiovisual Material Five webinar course, originally recorded October 16 - October 30, 2013.
- Outreach Activities for Collections Care Four webinar course, originally recorded November 4 - November 14, 2013.
- Learn More About the Conservation Assessment Program
- Promoting Preservation: Utilizing New Media Learn how other cultural institutions are creatively leveraging new media to promote preservation in this hour-long webinar.
- Essential Elements of a Collections Management Policy Learn how a Collections Management Policy can help your institution make and enforce difficult decisions in this hour-long webinar.
- The Care of Leather and Fur A recording of this hour-long webinar, dedicated to the basic care of leather and fur objects, is now available with an accompanying and comprehensive list of resources.
- The Thomas Wolfe Memorial 15 Years Later Recorded: Thursday, July 25, 2013
- WebWise Reprise Part Two: Using Collections Images in Educational Materials In this webinar recording, the second half of our WebWise Reprise event, we discussed using collections images and content creatively and interactively in educational programming.
- Exercising Your Disaster Response Plan A recording is now available of this 90-minute webinar that focused on techniques for testing your institution's disaster response plan and training your staff.
- WebWise Reprise Part One: Using Collections Images in Online Exhibits In this webinar recording, part one of WebWise Reprise, Shailmar White discussed making collections available using Omeka. Part two is scheduled for Wednesday, June 5 at 2:00 p.m. (EDT).
- Caring for Photographs Five webinar course, originally recorded May 7 - May 23, 2013.
- Accepting a Credential from Credly
- Involving the Public in Your Preservation Efforts Heritage Preservation celebrated ALA's 2013 Preservation Week with a webinar on outreach.
- Caring for Digital Materials: Preventing a Digital Dark Age Five webinar course, originally recorded April 2 - April 15, 2013.
- Mounting Garments for Display In this webinar, Kathleen Kiefer and Petra Slinkard, of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, shared their process for mounting garments for display.
- Object Handling Basics 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.
- Risk Evaluation: First Step in Disaster Planning Four webinar course, originally recorded February 5 - February 14, 2013.
- Mold! 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.
- Creative Solutions for Collections Care 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.
- Collections Care Basics: Where Do I Begin? Six webinar course, originally recorded January 9 - January 23, 2013.
- Fundraising for Collections Care Five webinar course, originally recorded September 23 - October 7, 2013.
- Protecting Collections During Special Events
- Hurricane Sandy Collections Recovery
- Museums for America Grants from IMLS: An Overview of the Program
- Tour of the Canadian Conservation Institute’s Online Light Damage Calculator
- Why do Old Books Smell and Other Adventures with Odors in Collections
- Wireless Dataloggers
- WebWise Reprise: Oral History in the Digital Age
- Sharing Public History Work: Crowdsourcing Data
- Care of Plastics
- Collections Care and Conservation: How to submit an Art Works grant to the National Endowment for the Arts
- Security for Collections: Preventing Loss and Planning for Any Budget
- Selecting a Conservator
- MayDay! Create a Game Plan
- Outsourcing Digitization
- Introduction to LED Lighting
- Applying to NEH’s Preservation Assistance Grants
- Choosing the Datalogger That Is Right for You
- Making the Most of the Storage You Have
- Objects on the Move! Packing and Transporting Collections
- Care of Dolls Does your institution's collection include dolls? Click to view the recording of the December 2011 Live Chat event on caring for dolls of many different mediums and eras.
- Flag Rolling and Storage Anne Ennes, Textile Conservator, Museum Conservation Services at the National Park Service, Harpers Ferry Center recently joined us for a live Question and Answer session about flag rolling and storage.
- Care and Preservation of Historic Motorized Vehicles Mary Fahey, Chief Conservator at the Henry Ford Museum, and Derek Moore, The Fred and Kay Crawford Curator of Transportation History at the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland, Ohio recently joined us for a live Question and Answer session about the care and preservation of historic motorized vehicles.
- Live Question and Answer Session on Housekeeping for Historic Sites Brigid Sullivan, Conservator at the Northeast Cultural Resources Center of the National Park Service, takes questions based on videos about cleaning and caring for the collections held in historic sites.
- Handling and Exhibition of Potentially Hazardous Artifacts in Museum Collections Neil Cockerline, author of this Technical Leaflet and Director of Preservation Services and Conservator, Midwest Art Conservation Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota recently joined us for a live Question and Answer session about items of concern in your collection.
- Live Question and Answer Session on How Cultural Institutions Can Work with Emergency Responders for Preparedness and Response 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 emergency responders before disaster strikes, how to work with them when disaster does strike, and how to sustain these important relationships.
- Live Question and Answer Session on Storage and Handling of Textiles Mary Ballard, Senior Textile Conservator at the Smithsonian's Museum Conservation Institute, joined us online to answer to questions about the storage and handling of historic textiles and costumes.
- Taking Preservation to the Fair! Bronwyn Eve of Illinois Connecting to Collections asks: "The Illinois State Museum is hosting a tent at the Illinois State Fair. I’d like to have a display promoting preservation of collections. Anyone have any ideas for a hands-on project that they would recommend?"
- Live Question and Answer Session on Cold Storage for Photographic Materials Theresa A. Voellinger, paper and photograph conservator from the National Park Services' Harpers Ferry Center was on hand to answer questions about the storage of photographic materials.
- Featured Resource–Photo Cold Storage
- Identifying Museum Insect Pest Damage and Addressing it with Integrated Pest Management Something "bugging" you? Carol DiSalvo, Integrated Pest Management Coordinator at the National Park Service and Barbara Cumberland, Conservator, at National Park Service's Harpers Ferry Center gave answers to your questions!
- Care of Metal Objects Deborah Long, a conservator at the Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center, joined us in the C2C Community for a live "Question and Answer" session on the "Care of Metal Objects."
- Care of Video Tape Sarah Stauderman, Collections Care Manager Smithsonian Institution Archives, joined us in the C2C Community for a live "Question and Answer" session on the "Care of Video Tape."
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