Museum Monday: Who Makes Collections Care Happen?

Who Makes Collections Care Happen? Easy. Technicians dust artwork. But that’s a little simplistic view of both the work of  a valuable, skilled technician, and collections care. Conservators make collections care happen! They study scientific reasons for deterioration and design … Continue reading

Museum Monday: User Theft of Collections

Yesterday, The Baltimore Sun reported that Jason James Savedoff was sentenced to one year in prison for his supporting role in the theft of over sixty documents from the Maryland Historical Society. The man who convinced him to do it, … Continue reading

Hurricane Sandy: Resources for Museums, Libraries, Archives, and other Cultural Institutions

It’s been a busy week. As the Chair of Alliance for Response NYC, I’ve been busy trying to connect affected institutions with helping hands, information, and people in the government who can answer their questions. Below are some sites and … Continue reading

Hurricane Sandy

Things will be a little busy for me the next few days with the bad weather in the New York area. I’ll be back after the winds calm… In the meantime, check out NYC’s Office of Emergency Management site for … Continue reading

Museum Monday: The Closure of the Georgia State Archives

When I saw the news article about the closure to the public of the Georgia State Archives, I had to read it a couple of times. Surely, I had missed something. Isn’t public access to the documents of their history … Continue reading

M is for Milkmaid

This woodcut from 1898 by William Newzam Prior Nicholson belongs to the Capital Collection, The Image Library of Edinburgh City Libraries and Museums and Galleries, which you may access here. One way the  collections are organized is by topic, A-Z. While scholars might … Continue reading