My post from last year, “What Is A Collections Manager?” is, by far, the post for which I get the most views. It is read at rates almost twice that of the next most popular post, which is on assembling Downton Abbey looks for Halloween.
I could hypothesize why “What Is A Collections Manager?” is so popular. Partly, I think this is due to the lack of information on the profession. Collections Manager, as a title, has also been misused and shaped to encompass what varying institutions wish to accomplish with this person. So I assume readers are looking for information.
But I would rather know directly from you why I have so many people looking for information about collections managers. Who are you? Are you a curator, a conservator, a student looking for information about museum professions, a collections manager looking for assistance explaining your role in a museum? Do you find it difficult to find collections care resources? Are you curious about what sort of training you need, or advancement opportunities you’ll have in the future?
I’m the Vice Chair of the Collection Care Network of the American Institute for Conservation. We promote preventive conservation and collection care systems and staffing through programs and projects. If there are needs you perceive in better understanding the role and the practice of collection care and collections management, let me know. If you like Museum Monday, read more posts here.
Otherwise, keep enjoying The Still Room. Thanks for reading.