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Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing a Collections Management System
June 27, 2024
This paper was prepared by the collections management team at History Associates. The team helps clients get the most value out of their collections through improved policies and processes.
Preservation Self-Assessment Program
June 27, 2024
The Preservation Self-Assessment Program (PSAP) is a free online tool that helps collection managers prioritize efforts to improve conditions of collections. Through guided evaluation of materials, storage/exhibit environments, and institutional poli…
Repatriation: Building Bridges between Nations
May 17, 2021
Discussion on different types of repatriations and their importance for building cultural bridges.
Off Site Storage: Build or Rent
April 28, 2021
Panel discusses the pros and cons of a museum having its own storage facility versus renting storage space from a fine arts warehouse.
The Struggle of Dawning Intelligence: The Removal of San Francisco’s Early Days Monument
April 28, 2021
This panel discusses the community advocacy that resulted in the removal of San Francisco's Early Days Monument and the collections care/planning that took place in successfully removing this statute.
What to Expect When You’re Expanding: Pitfalls, Solutions, and How to Manage Your Move
April 28, 2021
This session provides insights for those about to embark on a move project or those already in the midst of one.
Anchors Aweigh: Shipping by Sea
April 28, 2021
This session addresses these and other issues surrounding shipping by sea.
North to the Future: The Power of Reciprocity
April 28, 2021
Lecture focusing on the rethinking of the musuem's role within marginalized communities and how to approach accessibility to the museum collection.
Preparedness and Networking for Successful Disaster Response
April 28, 2021
This session discusses how institutions, and especially collections care professionals, can be better prepared by discussing successful and unsuccessful experiences with disasters.
Producing and Touring a Major Intercontinental Exhibition with Multiple Collections and Host Museums
April 28, 2021
The session discusses how both activities (exhibiting and touring) intertwine into a multi-face challenge, and how this challenge can consolidate rich partnerships with the lenders as well as host museums.
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