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RCS Mentoring Update & #ARCSchat Fire Prep Livestream ARCS Update Vol 5 | Update 20

November 17, 2020 | ARCS News

RCS Mentoring Update

The RCS Mentoring Program is accepting applications for both Mentors and Mentees to be matched in Winter 2020 for a 6 month time period. The program is a joint collaboration between ARCS and the Collections Stewardship professional network of AAM. Please submit your application by November 27th to be considered in this next round of matches.  

The mentoring relationship is a mutually rewarding experience that offers opportunities for professional growth and development throughout all career stages. During Spring 2020, thirteen Mentees were matched with Mentors based on areas of interest and professional needs. For more information and to see if the program may be right for you, please go to http://www.arcsinfo.org/membership/registrars-and-collections-specialists-mentoring-program or https://www.collectionsstewardship.org/

#ARCSchat Fire Prep Livestream

Did you miss the last #ARCSchat Fire Preparation co-hosted with the ARCS Emergency SubCommittee? View the recording here! 

View the Livestream Here!

Sealed Frame Package Questionnaire, Image Permanence Institute

As part of the first phase of a three-year research project, Cost-Efficient and Environmentally Responsible Preservation Methods for Preparing Paper-Based Objects for Transit and Display, the Image Permanence Institute (IPI) is conducting a sealed frame package questionnaire. The results of this questionnaire will inform a current inventory of commonly used materials for sealed frame package components. These materials will be evaluated for cost and environmental waste comparisons, and tested in laboratory experiments of sealed frame package designs.

The questionnaire should take approximately 10 minutes to complete and addresses the following topics: 1) Use of sealed frame packages, 2) Exploring topics related to cost and environmental waste associated with sealed frame packages, and 3) Sealed frame package material components and design.

Complete the questionnaire here! 

About IPI

The Image Permanence Institute (IPI) is a preservation research center in the College of Art and Design at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY. IPI achieves its mission to support the preservation of cultural heritage collections through applied research, the development of practical preservation resources and tools, professional-level education and training programs, and through consulting and materials testing services. Learn more at: http://www.imagepermanenceinstitute.org

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