On Demand Workshops
These one-day events can be brought directly to your institution. Contact us for more details and pricing.
Emergency Response: Wet Salvage
Describing What You See: Condition Reports
Art and Artifact Handling (1/2 day)
Testing for Arsenic in Collections
Museum Environments 101
Recent Past Workshops
Topic 1: Your Collections Management Policy
Instructor: Lisa Scholten, Museum Consultant
The Collections Management Policy (CMP) is an essential tool for any collecting institution. While each museum’s policy is unique, there are common key components. The CMP incorporates important strategies enabling an institution to act as good stewards of the collection through various preservation activities. This interactive online seminar will look at key policy components including: Scope of Collections, Acquisition, Deaccession, Access, Conservation, Environmental Monitoring, Physical Care, Handling, Exhibition, Insurance, and Record-Keeping. The role of additional policies including Integrated Pest Management, Disaster Response, and Long-Range Conservation Plans will be discussed in relationship to the CMP.
Participants will contribute to exercises during the seminar in addition to independent assignments outside of class that will provide them with the tools to write and implement a policy best for their institution. Participants will have the option to submit a draft policy for feedback and discussion.
*ONLINE* REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums (REALM): A project overview
Presenter: Kendra Morgan, Senior Program Manager, OCLC
As the operations in libraries, archives and museums around the world have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for clear information to support the handling of materials has become increasingly urgent. Through the REopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) Project, OCLC, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Battelle are conducting research on how long the virus survives on materials that are prevalent in libraries, archives, and museums. Attend this webinar to learn more about the testing process, how to present results to your stakeholders, project resources to inform your local decisions, and what you can expect from the project in the months to come.
Fee: none. Registration for this webinar has passed.