Museum Monday: AIC’s Collection Care Network on YouTube

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.

About Becky Fifield

Becky Fifield is a cultural heritage professional with 25 years experience in institutions large and small. She is currently Head of Collection Management for the Special Collections of the New York Public Library. An advocate for preventive conservation, Ms. Fifield is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation, Chair of the AIC Collection Care Network, and former Chair of Alliance for Response NYC. She is also a scholar of 18th century female unfree labor and dress. There's a bit of pun in the title The Still Room, delineating a quiet space brimming with the ingredients of memory, where consideration, analysis, and wordcraft can take place. Ms. Fifield’s interests include museum practice, dress history, historic preservation, transit, social and women’s history, food, current events, geneaology, roadtrips, and considerations on general sense of place. Becky and her husband, Dr. V, live in the Hudson Valley.