Resource Kit

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Have a resource you would like to submit for our Resource Kit? Submit using the form below: 

ARCS Website Resource Submission Form

*Please note: All resources submitted will be reviewed by the Educational Resources Sub-Committee prior to posting. 


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Protection from Light Damage
June 25, 2024
When we think of light damage, we think of fading, but fading is only the most recognizable form of damage. Light is a very common cause of damage to collections. Many materials are particularly sensitive to light: paper, cloth, leather, photograph…
Managing Previously Unmanaged Collections: A Practical Guide for Museums
January 2, 2024
Managing previously unmanaged collections can be challenging. The process of securing the collection and making it accessible needs the mindset of a collections manager as well as the one of a project manager. The target audience are museum professio…
Vtape - the source for video & new media
May 17, 2021
Distributor of video art. Includes a detailed best practices guide for caring for video art.
National Park Service Conserve-O-Gram
April 19, 2021
Short, focused leaflets about caring for museum objects
Collections Stewardship Professional Network - AAM
April 19, 2021
AAM committee focused on the stewardship of collections, archives, and exhibitions, including direct care, handling, documentation, shipping, housing, information management, and all activities related to collections of various types and sizes
Emotion and Pragmatism: Disposing of Objects from Museum Collections (Conference session, 2019)
December 12, 2019
2019 ARCS conference session discusses how the National Museums Scotland developed a collections review program, incorporating an efficient disposals process. It considers the ethics, practical difficulties and opportunities which occur after you ide…
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