The Balboa Art Conservation Center offers a series of face-to-face workshops in coordination with museum associations throughout the Western Region. Workshop participants gain a more complete understanding of available preservation resources, have an opportunity to build peer alliances, and are introduced to tools essential when incorporating preservation into institutional planning and implementing collection care strategies.
Surveying and Assessing Collection Needs
Pre-conference workshop at the Western Museum Association's Annual Meeting
Las Vegas, Nevada
Sunday October 5th, 2014
Surveying and assessing an institution's collection care needs is an important step in the development of a preservation plan. Participants will learn about different types of surveys and assessments, and how best to evaluate institutional needs and shape the resultant plan. Funding sources for surveys and how a survey can be used as a funding tool for implementation strategies will be discussed. Practicum includes use of equipment and testing methods to monitor environmental conditions as well as procedures for analysis of results. This workshop is designed to provide guidance and resources for participants to assess immediate and future preservation needs of collections.
Janet Ruggles, Chief Conservator of Paper
Stephanie Jewell, Associate Conservator of Paper
For information on how to register for this workshop, please visit the RCWR website.
Please visit our new Focus On Collections Care website to find out more information.
We are excited to announce a new series of full day workshops for institutions with material-based collections. In 2014 - 2015 we will be visiting Tempe, AZ, Seattle, WA, San Jose, CA, San Diego, CA, and Eugene, OR.
Tempe, Arizona - October 22 - 23, 2014
Care of Collections: Paper
Care of Collections: Metal Objects
Preservation: Policies, Plans, and Procedures
Disaster Recovery for Wet Collections: The First 24-48 Hours
Stipends are available to defray registration costs for one participant in each workshop per day. Additional stipends are offered to staff of tribal museums and institutions. Please visit the Focus On Collections Care website to find out how to apply for financial assistance.
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Care of Collections Pilot Webinar Series - topics taught so far:
Introduction to Risk Management for Disaster Preparedness
Introduction to Emergency Preparedness
Introduction to Handling and Housekeeping, Part I and Part II
The Californians Connecting to Collections Project (C3) is a statewide preservation project that provides information, education, and training to California heritage institutions.
For additional information on the C3 Project, visit the Californians Connecting to Collections website.
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In addition, BACC can make on-site, customized workshops available to your institution or professional association through our institution-based training program.