Collections Care Program Series:
Essential Policies and Procedures for Cultural Institutions
When: Thursday, December 1, 2022 2:00 ET
Where: Virtual Zoom Meeting
Registration details coming soon!
Description: 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 program will provide an overview of policy and planning documents that are essential for collections care, such as collections management policies, handling guidelines, and maintenance policies. Participants will learn the critical components of these documents and tangible examples of how to adapt them to different institutions will be given. Policy development, approval, and implementation responsibilities of staff, volunteer, and board will be discussed.
Instructor: Emilia Emig, Preservation Specialist, CCAHA
This program is part of a series of collections care programs. Registration is free to all. Supported with funds by the New Jersey Historical Commission, this series of programs serves as part of NJAM’s Artifact Assessment Program.
After registering, you will receive a Confirmation Email and under “Additional Information” there will be instructions about how to register for the Zoom link. Then, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
The New Jersey Association of Museums received a project grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.
The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) is a nonprofit, full-service facility with experts in a range of disciplines. Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and on the web at ccaha.org, we have been providing conservation and preservation services since 1977. Our mission is to provide expertise and leadership in the preservation of cultural heritage. Our conservators repair and stabilize books, photographs, and documents. Our preservation services staff works in the field, providing education programs and helping institutions plan for the future of their collections. We also offer digitization services, fundraising assistance, framing, and more.
Our clients range from private individuals to large museums to volunteer-run historical societies.
We work to meet our mission every day by bringing a thoughtful approach to every project we undertake. How can we help you?