Collection Activities Archives: Collections Management

Just because it’s old: museums and galleries in heritage buildings

Just because it’s old: museums and galleries in heritage buildings Source: Museums & Galleries Foundation of NSW (Australia) This publication will help you understand the issues involved in setting up a museum, and the problems and the advantages of using an old or heritage building. You may decide after reading this guide that you would […]

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Planning a new museum: How good is your idea?

Planning a new museum: How good is your idea? A He Rauemi Resource Guide: ISSUE No. 32 Source: National Services Te Paerangi,Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa You have a great idea for a museum and you’re keen to start one. But how do you put that idea to the test? This guide aims […]

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Re-ORG Method

Re-ORG Method Source: ICCROM The RE-ORG Method is a step-by-step approach to help those who work with cultural collections to reorganize their current storage rooms, focusing on the creative, yet safe, use of existing resources. The Method has four phases: Getting started: create the best possible conditions for a successful storage reorganization Condition report: document […]

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No-Budget Preservation Actions

No-Budget Preservation Actions Source: NEDCC Preservation is an underlying responsibility of any collections caretaker, whether you are an archivist, a public librarian, or a family collector. Preservation has a lot to do with knowing your collections, and prioritizing the materials that need the most help to survive. This webinar will discuss methods and projects that […]

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Housing Archaeological Collections at the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum

Housing Archaeological Collections at the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum Source: Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum This e-book, written by Sara Berg, describes housing practices developed for archaeological objects of various material types within the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum (JHAM) collection, a teaching collection. The goal of this guide is to share some of the procedures, tips, […]

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Collections management software: vendor profiles

Collections management software: vendor profiles Source: Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) In 2017, the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN), with the assistance of an advisory group of museum professionals, developed a vendor profile survey to collect key information about collections management software. This survey information is intended to supplement the Collections Management Software Criteria Checklist […]

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First Aid to Cultural Heritage

First Aid to Cultural Heritage Source: ICROM, the Prince Claus Fund, and the Smithsonian Institution When disasters strike, local communities are the first to try and safeguard their cultural heritage, however their ability to intervene is often greatly reduced during complex and multi-faceted humanitarian crises. At the same time, first responders may not always be […]

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Sustainable Preservation Practices for Managing Storage Environments – Webinar Recordings

Sustainable Preservation Practices for Managing Storage Environments – Webinar Recordings Source: Image Permanence Institute (IPI) This webinar series are offered by the Image Permanence Institute with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Preservation and Access, Education and Training Grant Program. This page lists both live webinars schedule through spring 2020 with […]

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