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Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging
May 17, 2021
Definitive resource for the Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging, a standardized classification and controlled vocabulary for cataloging objects
Hello from the Other Side: Next Steps in Collecting Time-Based Media (Conference Session, 2019)
May 15, 2021
You’re getting a handle on the basics and now ready to take the next steps towards improving documentation of your “Time Based Media” collection. During this session we will present the latest procedures from institutions with robust programs for col…
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…
Acquisitions and Loans: Imparting Important Facts for Import (Conference Session, 2019)
April 26, 2021
This session covers the many standards, rules, and regulations that U.S. registrars and collection managers should follow, and gives guidance for importing acquisitions and loans from foreign countries: provenance research, vetting of cultural patrim…
Acquiring, Exhibiting, and Caring for Contemporary Art Installations (Conference session, 2015)
November 15, 2015
Slides from 2015 ARCS presentation, highlights the challenges of recent large scale contemporary art installation management at The Museum of Modern Art
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