A group of conservators and collection staff interested in a preventive conservation approach to preservation have started the Collection Care Network within the American Institute for Conservation. As part of the introductory session for the CCN during the “Outreach to Allies” session at AIC’s recent annual meeting at Albuquerque (see my post here), session attendees were separated into nine groups. They then watched videos from people of different professions interested in collection care, including architects, collection managers, small museum directors, lighting designers, and so forth. CCN founding committee members then facilitated discussions around those videos to get feedback from session attendees about important goals for the CCN.
Starting today CCN members are doing nine blog posts on the experience at Conservators Converse, paired with the videos at AIC’s YouTube channel. If you want to get involved in the CCN, leave a comment.