From the gloves we wear to the hazards we may encounter, handling objects in a museum setting is anything but simple. In this 60-minute live chat event, Mary Coughlin, a professor at The George Washington University, provided an overview of object handling best practices which was followed by a live Q&A session.
- Mary’s PowerPoint Presentation
- Guidelines and Procedures for Preventive Conservation at Winterthur Museum, Chapter 4: Handling of Objects (Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library)
- Hazardous Materials In Your Collection, Conserve O Gram (National Park Service)
- How to Select Gloves: An Overview for Collections Staff, Conserve O Gram (National Park Service)
Recorded: Thursday, February 28 2013
Duration: Approximately 59 minutes
Guest Experts: Mary Coughlin, Museum Studies assistant professor and administrator of the distance education program, The George Washington University
Host: Jenny Wiley Arena, coordinator of communications and online learning, Heritage Preservation
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