The Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts will be hosting 2 one-day Collections Workshops at the Goodwood Museums and Gardens later this month.
Essential Policies and Procedures for Cultural Collections
An institution’s collections care and business practices are defined by its written policies and procedures. Institutional memory is often lost through staff changes, but best practices are encoded in these important documents.
This workshop will provide an overview of policy and planning documents that are essential for collections care, such as environmental policies, housekeeping guidelines, and maintenance policies.
Participants will learn the critical components of these documents and will receive tangible examples of how to adapt them to different institutions. Policy development, approval, and implementation responsibilities of staff, volunteer, and board will be discussed.
There will be an opportunity to work on a policy of your choosing. Participants should bring a copy of an existing policy to review and update.
Wednesday, October 25th at the Goodwood Museum & Gardens, Tallahassee, FL
Risk Assessment for Cultural Institutions
In order to develop an emergency preparedness and response plan, an institution must understand the risks its collections face. A risk assessment identifies potential risks and outlines strategies to mitigate damage in the event of an emergency or disaster.
This workshop will offer tips for conducting these assessments on a site-wide level and for specific collections, as well as case studies of institutions that have dealt with disasters, and advice on forming relationships with first responders and other outside contacts who can help conduct risk assessments.
Participants will have a chance to conduct a risk assessment at the host site during the workshop.
Thursday, October 26th at the Goodwood Museum & Gardens, Tallahassee, FL
Speaker: Samantha Forsko, Preservation Specialist, Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts
Fees: $30 per day, or $50 for both workshops
For more information please visit http://www.ccaha.org/