Don’t forget to let the Folks at FAIC’s May Day Initiative know about your May Day activities this month – you would win a prize!
FAIC has teamed up with Gaylord Archival to offer exciting incentives for organizations who participate in MayDay 2018!
Submit your preparedness activities to FAIC using our online submission form
We’ll be accepting…[Read more]
It’s May and Disaster Preparedness month – Check out these free webinars from FAIC and their Response and Recovery Webinar Series
Wet Recovery of Paper and Books
Friday, May 18, 2018 at 1:00 PM Eastern Time
Karen Pavelka, UT Austin School of Information
The National Endowment for the Humanities’ Division of Preservation and Access has offered Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions since 2000. These grants help smaller and mid-sized cultural heritage institutions such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, town and county records offices, and c…[Read more]
Also check our our previous webinar on mannequins: https://www.connectingtocollections.org/much-ado-about-mannequins-making-the-perfect-form/ – There are some helpful hints there and examples of the use of FossShape.
Susan-1 started the topic Tips on Writing a NEH Preservation Assistance Grant in the forum Connecting to Collections Care Forum 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Free Webinar Recording Now Available:
Tips on Writing Your NEH Preservation Assistance Grant
Access the Free Webinar HERE from New England Document Conservation Center
Preservation Assistance Grants (PAG) from the National Endowment for the Humanities help small and mid-sized institutions—such as libraries, museums, historical societies, a…[Read more]
Susan-1 started the topic Making the Case for Your Museum : Free webinar on Advocacy in the forum Connecting to Collections Care Forum 11 months, 3 weeks ago
Local History Webinar Opportunities
No need to travel, log on from your home computer!
Presented free of charge by the
Wisconsin Historical Society Field Services – Local History Program
All Local History Webinars start at 10:30 am and conclude by 12:00 pm.
Webinars will be recorded and available for viewing afterwards.
Wednesday, March 7,…[Read more]
ALso check out our last webinar: Storage Environments: The Big Picture, https://www.connectingtocollections.org/storage-environments/
That should be helpful.
Check out our webinar, Hibernation – Not Just for Bears: Putting your house museum “to bed” for the season https://www.connectingtocollections.org/hibernation-not-just-for-bears-putting-your-house-museum-to-bed-for-the-season/
It should help you with this problem.
Google “Software to find duplicate photographs” and there are many listings for both PC and MAC. There are a few free tools and some that have a fairly modest cost. I would check reviews and see what other report on their effeciency and ease of use.
Good luck and let us know here what you find.
“Hurricanes, Earthquakes, and Active Shooter Situations – Arts and Cultural Community Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery”
Posted on: October 13th, 2017 by Jessica Unger | AFR, Ohio
Northeast Ohio Alliance for Response presents:
“Hurricanes, Earthquakes, and Active Shooter Situations – Arts and Cultural Community Emergency Preparedn…[Read more]
The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC) is excited to announce that applications will open for the 2018 Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program on November 1st 2017, with a deadline of February 1, 2018.
The CAP program is open to small and medium-sized museums, zoos,…[Read more]
Hurricane Relief Mini-Grants Now Available: Institutions in Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, South Carolina and Florida are now able to apply for a mini-grant through the AASLH Hurricane Cultural Relief Fund. Grants are available in amounts up to $800 and are to be used to allow institutions to purchase needed supplies for disaster recovery. Applicants…[Read more]
I am at the Western Association of Art Conservators Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City this week and brought up your query about laminated documents. The suggestion was made that you try very low heat to see if you and get the lamination material to relax. Try using a heating pad on its lowest setting to make a gentle heat. You don’t…[Read more]
You don’t have to be in Texas to participate in these webinars. They are open and free to all! For more information or to register: http://www.thc.texas.gov/museum-services
Responding to Hurricane Harvey
Date: October 5
Time: 10-11 a.m. (CST)
Presenter: Rebecca Elder, Rebecca Elder Cultural Heritage Preservation and Lori Foley, Heritage Emergency…[Read more]
NEH has announced that they now have available Emergency Grants for Hurricane Relief https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USNEH/bulletins/1b59e85 for those who have been affected by wither Harvey or Irma. We are watching the reports on Irma and hope for the best for our colleagues in the Southeast.
This is information from Heritage Emergency National Task Force
As Irma hurtles toward Florida, it’s important that all individuals and cultural institutions prepare now:
Was your institution affected by Hurricane Harvey? Are you curious about resources available to the museum community after a major disaster? Join Rebecca Elder of the National Heritage Responders and Lori Foley of the Heritage Emergency National Task Force for a discussion of emergency response. We’ll allow plenty of time to discuss your q…[Read more]
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