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Mission Possible: Navigating Collections Inventory from Planning to Execution (Conference Session, 2019)
May 15, 2021
Join this interactive discussion to learn how three collections specialists navigated the daunting yet exhilarating process of inventory. Each presenter successfully managed the planning and execution of their collection, varying in size from small t…
Winter is Coming: Cold Storage for Photographs (Conference Session, 2019)
May 15, 2021
This session will present macro and micro views related to cold storage at two institutions: The Amon Carter Museum and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 2018, The Amon Carter expanded their photography vaults which required the relocation of 45,000…
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.
Fine Art Storage – An environmental and economical storage approach
April 28, 2021
Insight into how Hasenkamp has successfully planned for Fine Art Storage with the environment and budget in mind. Learn how to be sustainable and limit your carbon footprint in terms of Fine Art Storage.
Flexible Cataloging for Enormous Collections
April 28, 2021
The Heny Ford musuem acquires a the entire collection of a local museum needing to close. The process consisted of assessing what types of objects were being acquired, physically moving it, reviewing the cataloging process, and how to maintain an ong…
National Park Service Conserve-O-Gram
April 19, 2021
Short, focused leaflets about caring for museum objects
Chicago Adventure, Part Two: Catalogue Dialogue
May 29, 2013
Watch Emily Graslie from the popular Brain Scoop series view the storage and cataloguing methods at The Field Museum.
The Gem Room
May 29, 2013
Emily Graslie from the popular Brain Scoop series opens the vaults and unveils some of the shinier secrets from the Field Museum's geology collection.
Secret Museum: Inside the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum's Collection
February 11, 2013
Take a tour inside the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum's collection to view storage of the natural history collection and maritime artifacts.
The Spririt Collection
January 29, 2013
Emily Graslie from the popular Brain Scoop series explores the oft forgotten wet specimen collection at the University of Montana in Missoula.
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