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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…
ARCS Courier Decision Tool
January 2, 2024
ARCS has developed a Courier Decision Tool that promotes a series of guidelines for decision making when considering how to use a courier for the safe travel of objects during the time of COVID-19 and beyond. The Courier Decision Tool is a means to s…
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…
A Tale of Two Museums: Documenting "The Refusal of Time"
April 28, 2021
This discussion describes the process of developing the inter-institutional documentation of a co-owned artwork at the Met and SFMOMA, and the collaborative reality of co-owning, exhibiting, and preserving variable media arts installations.
ARCSchat February 2, 2021: Installing the Butterfly Effect: Talking Collab w/ PACCIN & Art Pro Net
February 2, 2021
Now, more than ever, our profession requires unprecedented levels of collaboration and trust across staff, institutions, and professions in order to function. With this in mind, #ARCSchat collaborates with two other chats/podcasts representing the in…
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
Nick Cave: Sojourn—Behind-the-Scenes Installation Footage
June 6, 2013
Installation footage from the 2013 Nick Cave exhibition at the Denver Art Museum
Jim Nutt: Back to Front
January 29, 2011
A preparator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago shares notes artist Jim Nutt left on the back of his artworks.
Preparing the gowns for the First Ladies Exhibition
May 9, 2010
Preparing the gowns for the First Ladies Exhibition at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History
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