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NAGPRA Update 2024
January 12, 2024
Updates to the NPS website about NAGPRA, including new templates and guidance, published on Friday, January 12, 2024. Join Melanie O'Brien for a tour of the changes and new documents. *Session was re-recorded on January 18, 2024, due to technical iss…
Basic Condition Reporting
December 20, 2023
A good condition report is one of the cornerstones of documentation for any piece in a museum collection. Do you know the condition of the pieces in your collection? Can those pieces be exhibited or loaned? Do they need conservation? There are many r…
Using Business Tools and Strategies to Create Collections Management Processes (Conference Session, 2019)
May 15, 2021
The Cleveland Museum of Art maintains an ambitious, year-round permanent collection rotation and gallery refresh schedule. In 2016, after the completion of an eight-year building project and subsequent Centennial Celebrations, the number, frequency a…
3-D Scanning on Loans for Your Incoming Exhibition Loans (Conference Session, 2017)
May 15, 2021
Mount makers at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles have been working with 3-D scanning of museum loans to improve their mount making technique. This technology has helped reduce the amount of time an object is needed on premises for a fitting pr…
Exhibition Copies & Beyond: Lending Time-Based Media (Conference Session, 2017)
May 15, 2021
Museums and commercial galleries are seeing a dramatic increase in the exhibition of time- based media as artists continue to embrace cutting-edge technology: digital video, sound, motion, custom software and electronics, and installation/site-specif…
Anchors Aweigh: Shipping by Sea
April 28, 2021
This session addresses these and other issues surrounding shipping by sea.
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.
Couriering Intensive: Essential Packing, Crating, and Courier Skills
April 19, 2021
A discussion on couriering artwork. The panel gave a demonstration focusing on materials, what to consider when packing artwork, and things to keep in mind as objects are being prepared to move.
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