Webinars

Here’s a look at upcoming webinars for the ARCS community.  Click on the webinar title for more information or to register.  Please note, some events are only open to members of ARCS. 


Live Webinars

Connecting to Collections Care - Hibernation – Not Just for Bears: Putting your house museum “to bed” for the season | Aug 31, 2016
What do you need to know to ready your buildings for seasonal closures? In a discussion of how, when, why, and what to do to prepare your historic house museum for t…
Connecting to Collections Care - All Aboard: Engineering Collections Care Training for Small Museums | Aug 24, 2016
How do you make sure your staff gets the training they need to do their jobs? The focus of this webinar is building professional development opportunities for the sm…
Connecting to Collections Care - Arsenic and Old Lace: Controlling Hazardous Collection Materials | May 3, 2016
Are there hazardous materials in your collection but you don’t know what to do with them? Or do you think you might have problem materials lurking in your coll…
Connecting to Collections Care - Much Ado About Mannequins: Making the Perfect Form | Apr 14, 2016
Over the past decade, exhibiting historic costume and clothing has become an automatic draw for bringing visitors into the museum. How can you safely and effectively…
Connecting to Collections Care - Reframing the Problem: Caring for Framed Objects in Small Institutions (aka: On a Budget) | Feb 9, 2016
Do you have a stash of framed objects and old frames and don’t know what to do with them? This webinar will focus on the ways that smaller institutions can car…
Connecting to Collections Care-A Conservation Primer: Caring for Historic Furniture | Jan 14, 2016
Do you have historic furniture in your collection? What is the best way to take care and preserve your furniture pieces? This webinar will address small museum colle…
Museum Study - Emergency Preparedness | Jan 4, 2016
A Disaster Preparedness/Emergency Response Plan is one of the 5 core documents listed by the American Alliance of Museums. The four week online course Emergency Prep…
Connecting to Collections Care - Seasonal Affective Disorder: Caring for Collections During Seasonal Special Events | Dec 3, 2015
Signature seasonal events are highly anticipated on many museum calendars. Winter holiday decorations, spring flower shows and gallery sleepovers delight donors, mem…
Connecting to Collections Care - Seasonal Affective Disorder: Caring for Collections During Seasonal Special Events | Dec 3, 2015
Signature seasonal events are highly anticipated on many museum calendars. Winter holiday decorations, spring flower shows and gallery sleepovers delight donors, mem…
Connecting to Collections Care - The Deaccessioning Dilemma: Laws, Ethics, and Actions | Nov 19, 2015
Deaccessioning is the opposite of accessioning—it is the permanent removal of an object from a collection. Disposal refers to what happens to a collection obje…
Connecting to Collections Care - Marking and Labeling Collections | Oct 27, 2015
Collections need to be marked in some way to designate ownership and to manage the intellectual and physical control of objects in museums, libraries, archives and s…
Connecting to Collections Care - Insurance 101: Practical Considerations for Protecting Institutional Collections and Loans | Oct 8, 2015
This session is appropriate for all levels of experience from beginner to expert as an introduction and review of collections insurance basics and how they are an in…
Museum Study, LLC - Introduction to Natural History Collections | Oct 5, 2015
Join Instructor Lori Benson for the 4 week online course Introduction to Natural History Collections. This course is for staff and institutions that primarily work w…
Museum Study, LLC - Policies for Managing Collections | Oct 5, 2015
Join instructor John Simmons author of Things Great and Small: Collections Management Policies for the course Policies for Managing Collections. In this course we wi…
Connecting to Collections Care - Troublesome Trophies and Fragile Feathered Friends: Introduction to the Care of Historic Taxidermy | Sep 24, 2015
Taxidermy mounts are challenging composite artifacts susceptible to damage from both environmental and biological factors.  Whether a single trophy mount graces…
Connecting to Collections - RE-ORG: Step-by-step Storage Reorganization for Small Museums | Aug 5, 2015
As museum collections continue to grow, adequate storage space is becoming a rare commodity. A recent international survey indicated that roughly two third…
Museum Study, LLC - Introduction to Natural History Collections | Aug 3, 2015
The 4 week online Introduction to Natural History Collections course is for staff and institutions that primarily work with other types of collections; such as histo…
Connecting to Collections - Facebook, and Twitter, and Instagram, oh my! Sharing museum collections through social media | Jul 14, 2015
Social media has infiltrated our lives, and it’s no longer restricted to personal use. Many cultural institutions are using social media outlets very effective…
Museum Study, LLC - Introduction to Integrated Pest Management | Jul 6, 2015
Join Instructor Gretchen Anderson for the 4 week course Introduction to Integrated Pest Management on Museum Study.com. Silverfish will eat your paper materials, mot…
Connecting to Collections Care webinar, Preservation Metrics Today: Heritage Health Information and Preservation Statistics | Jun 11, 2015
Sign up for the next Connecting to Collections Care webinar, Preservation Metrics Today: Heritage Health Information and Preservation Statistics. It’s free! &n…
Lyrasis - Starting Right: Introduction to Digital Project Management Planning | May 21, 2015
This class is taught in two, two-hour sessions over the course of two days. Over the two days we will cover: Questions to ask before you begin, a discussion of why y…
Lyrasis - Caring for Originals during Scanning Projects | May 13, 2015
Are you planning a digitization process at your institution? Have you considered the preservation implications of such a project? It is important that the preservati…
Lyrasis - Developing a Disaster Plan | May 7, 2015
All libraries, archives and museums need knowledgeable staff and advanced planning to deal with the emergency situations that arise. This preparation allows for a qu…
Connecting to Collections - After Disasters: Salvage and Recovery in Small to Mid-Sized Museums and Libraries | May 1, 2015
Understanding the components of disaster response is key in successful recovery of collections of any type, size, and budget. This webinar will show professionals an…
Museum Study, LLC - Storage Techniques | Apr 6, 2015
Is your collection at risk due to poor storage methods? Good storage mounts are essential for preserving museum collections. Building on the related course, Sto…
Balboa Art Conservation Center - Introduction to Risk Management for Disaster Planning | Mar 11, 2015
This webinar helps participants prepare for and limit damage through risk assessment. We will discuss how a risk management approach to collection preservation issue…
Balboa Art Conservation Center - Introduction to Emergency Preparedness | Mar 10, 2015
Do you have your Emergency Preparedness Plan in place?  A comprehensive, systematic, emergency preparedness program can mitigate or prevent an emergency from be…
Connecting to Collections - Simplifying Preservation Planning Using Worksheets | Mar 5, 2015
This webinar will show you, in the context of a case study, how to make a long-range preservation plan using worksheets. See the steps the Hawaiian Historical Societ…
Amigos Library Services - Know & Go: Disaster Planning Tech Tools and Apps | Mar 2, 2015
Making use of new technologies, this course discusses the best tech tools and mobile apps to add to your current disaster plan. Enable your staff with tools and info…
Museum Study, LLC - Moving Collections | Mar 2, 2015
Join Instructor Lori Benson for the online course Moving Collections. This 4 week course provides an overview of how to plan and manage a move to avoid the many pitf…
Amigos Library Services - Know & Go: How to Salvage Wet Books | Feb 2, 2015
Wet books happen—whether by spills, leaks, seeps or flood; maybe one book at a time or an entire shelf. This presentation introduces the main components involv…
NSCC - Applying Numbers to Collection Objects: Materials and Methods of Object Numbering | Feb 2, 2015
Applying Numbers to Collection Objects covers the materials and methods of object numbering: registration, handling, labeling and marking, number placement, document…
NSCC - Collection Management Databases | Feb 2, 2015
A collection database is a necessary tool for accurate and efficient collections management. In Collection Management Databases you will learn what charact…
Balboa Art Conservation Center - An Introduction to Handling and Housekeeping for Museum Collections. Part Two: Housekeeping | Jan 28, 2015
Good housekeeping goes a long way in preserving collections. Participants in this webinar will be better equipped to protect and care for collections through a …
Balboa Art Conservation Center - An Introduction to Handling and Housekeeping for Museum Collections. Part One: Handling | Jan 27, 2015
Whether your position entails handling collection items yourself or supervising those who do, this workshop will provide practical guidelines to follow when handling…
NEDCC-Assimilating AV into Archival Processing | Oct 21, 2014
Audiovisual collections have often been handled separately from traditional archival processing; unusual formats and sometimes unrecognizable content were too unwiel…
NEDCC-Preserving Your Family Photographs | Oct 14, 2014
Many of us have collections of treasured photographs of significant events, ancestors, or bygone historical eras - images which create a record of who we are and whe…
NEDCC-Caring for Audiovisual Collections | Sep 23, 2014
Understanding the history and range of formats within audiovisual records allows professionals to meet the unique challenges presented by time-based media collection…
NEDCC-Protecting Your Collections Against Pests | Sep 16, 2014
This webinar will cover the best practices for protecting against pest infestation and what to do if a problem with pests is identified. The common types of pes…
NEDCC-Introduction to Emergency Preparedness | Sep 3, 2014
This webinar introduces the central elements of emergency management, including risk assessment and mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. This session is…
IMLS - Connecting to Collections: Caring for Books | Jul 17, 2014
This 60-minute webinar will cover the basic storage and handling concerns for any institution holding books, whether special collections, circulating, or strictly re…
City of Angels Conservation - Care and Conservation of Historic Cooper, Brass, and Bronze | Jun 2, 2014
In this course you will learn about the history and technology of cooper alloy objects, how to identify conservation problems, how to properly handle, stor…
NEH-Small Museums Webinar | Apr 23, 2014
NEH is offering a webinar on Wednesday April 23th at 4pm ET <https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/398252279> that will give more information about g…
MANY - Conservation & Preservation of Photographs and Albums | Mar 3, 2014
This 4-week online course will first provide an overview of factors effecting the preservation and care of photographs. The various photographic processes will be …
City of Angeles Conservation - Care and Conservation of Historic Silver | Feb 20, 2014
Do you have historic silver and want to know how to care and preserve it?  In this course you will learn about the history and technology of silver and silver …
MS266-Legal Issues in Collection Management | Feb 3, 2014
In this course we will examine the most significant laws and regulations that affect collections management, including the legal organization of museums, r…
MS 208-Applying Numbers to Collection Objects | Feb 3, 2014
Applying Numbers to Collection Objects covers the materials and methods of object numbering: registration, handling, labeling and marking, number placement…
IMLS - National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award Webinar | Jan 16, 2014
Does your museum or library have an outstanding afterschool or out-of-school program that is transforming the lives of young people? The National Arts and Humanities…
MS103-The Basics of Museum Registration | Jan 6, 2014
Discover why museums use those little bitsy numbers on artifacts. Master the ABCs of museum record keeping in the Basics of Museum Registration.  Participa…
MS104-An Introduction to Collections Preservation | Jan 6, 2014
Introduction to Collections Preservation provides an overview of current preservation issues from environmental monitoring to collection cleaning, exhibit …
MS242 - Museum Microclimates | Jan 6, 2014
Microclimates designed for optimum storage, display, or treatment conditions can be created and maintained in showcases, storage cabinets, rooms, or plasti…
IMLS-Connecting to Collections: Outreach Activities for Collections Care | Nov 4, 2013
You know best the unique stories your collections have to tell and work hard to preserve those collections for future generations. But how do you take coll…
NSCC Online Course-MS204: Materials for Storage and Display | Nov 4, 2013
One of the great benefits of the 21st century is the abundance of materials for storing and displaying collections. Materials for Storage and Display cover…
NSCC Online Course-MS211: Preservation Environments | Nov 4, 2013
The museum's brick exterior wall is crumbling. The powder coated metal storage shelves have active rust under the foam padding. Objects in fur storage are …
NSCC Online Course-MS218: Collection Inventories | Nov 4, 2013
Description Collection inventories are vital to collection management and security.  You need to know what is in your collection to be able to manage it  …
IMLS-Connecting to Collections: Caring for Audiovisual Material | Oct 16, 2013
Audiovisual collections can run the gamut of formats, from analog audio, film, and video to digital audio, film, video, and optical media. This five-part c…

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