ARCS & C2C Care: Advocating for Collections During Challenging Times
6/10/2020 2:00 PM–3:30 PM
Save to your calendar
Laura Hortz Stanton is Executive Director of the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA)
Oftentimes when people think about advocacy they envision meetings with the civic leaders or visits to Washington DC. While this type of external advocacy for cultural heritage institutions entities is essential, so too is having strong voices within cultural institutions. Internal advocacy can take many different forms but it is crucial for staff at cultural institutions to be able to advocate, to board, administration and other stakeholders, in order to assure that resources are allocated to the many areas of need. Raising awareness will ensure that collections needs are identified, understood, and addressed. Taking into consideration the current COVID-19 crisis many museums, libraries, and archives will face budget shortfalls but collections stewardships is still a core and essential function of these institutions.
In this webinar, co-sponsored by the Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists (ARCS), our presenter will discuss how to utilize advocacy strategies to secure resources and funding for collections stewardship, preservation initiatives, and conservation treatment. She will focus on practical tips, relevant to collecting institutions of every size and budget, for approaching internal advocacy to ensure that preservation is incorporated into all levels and considerations of institutional operation.