Involving the Public in Your Preservation Efforts

involvebuttonApril 21-27, 2013 is the American Library Association’s Preservation Week. The event was designed, “to connect our communities through events, activities, and resources that highlight what we can do, individually and together, to preserve our personal and shared collections.” In celebration of Preservation Week, Heritage Preservation hosted an hour-long webinar showcasing the exemplary work of museums, archives, libraries, and historical societies that are reaching out and engaging the public on preservation issues. The webinar also shared tips on publicizing your work and events through media and social networking.

Featured Resources:
American Library Association’s Preservation Week
Capitalize on Collections Care (Heritage Preservation and IMLS)
C2C Online Community Webinar: Public Outreach and Collections Care
C2C Online Community Webinar: Using Social Media to Tell Your Collections’ Stories
C2C Online Community Webinar: Telling the Story of Your Collections to the Press

Referenced Projects:
Conserving Treasures (PDF, 21 MB),  Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
Conservation of New York City Hall Portrait Collection
Conservation: Where Art and Science Meet, Colonial Williamsburg
Help Wanted: You Can Help Keep Our Collections In Good Condition, Duke University Libraries
In the Artifact Lab, University of Pennsylvania Museum
Iowa Civil War Battle Flags, State Historical Society of Iowa
Lunder Conservation Center, Smithsonian Museum of American Art
On Guard! Protecting Collections from Deterioration, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
Preservation Fair [linkinactive], University of Pittsburgh
Restoration Online: Restoring a Masterwork, Minneapolis Institute of Art
Under Covers: The Art and Science of Book Conservation, University of Chicago Library

Recorded: Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes

Guest Expert: Kristen Laise Vice President, Collections Care Programs, Heritage Preservation


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