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National NAGPRA Program Home What We Do News - National Park Service
June 25, 2024
The National NAGPRA Program will host a series of 10 webinars on the new regulations on the third Friday of every month from 1pm to 2:30pm Eastern time. Registration is required, but the meeting information is always the same. Register once and atten…
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…
Conserving Art on Paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum Lunder Center
June 1, 2024
Here in the Paper Conservation Lab conservators examine, document and treat a wide variety of works on paper for exhibition, acquisition and collections storage. The collections include prints, drawings, watercolors, and photographic materials, all o…
Art Frames Conservation
June 1, 2024
Frames conservators who work in this studio preserve and restore frames for display. All frames receive a technical examination before going on loan or on exhibit to assess surface condition, structural integrity and general appearance. The most comm…
LED Lighting in Today's Museums: Scott Rosenfeld
June 1, 2024
The Lunder Conservation Center held a one day symposium on March 1, 2013 on the use of LED lighting in museum collections. A series of presentations and panel discussions from museum and lighting specialists took place over the course of the day. Se…
No Love for White Gloves, or: the Cotton Menace
June 1, 2024
There is a unique joy in watching a video or reading a news story with images of a librarian handling a rare book. Rare books, unlike many museum objects, are still used today in the same way that they would have been when they were new centuries ago…
Managing Previously Unmanaged Collections: A Practical Guide for Museums
June 1, 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 book is a step-by-step guide how to …
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…
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…
All Over the Map: Collection Management Issues for Works in Public Places (Conference session, 2015)
November 15, 2015
Slides from 2015 ARCS presentation, identifies areas of concern for anyone who manages objects located in public places
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