Making New Connections to Collections Care

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Making New Connections to Collections Care

  1. 1. Making Fresh Connection to Collections CareRichard McCoy • Conservator of Objects & Variable Art @imamuseum • Program Committee Member @INCCA_NA
  2. 2. Conservators Are Probably The Coolest People in Museums
  3. 3. How AboutCollections Care?And a Lot of People Do it • Conservators • Curators • Registrars • Collections Managers • Technologists • Installers • Designers • Collectors
  4. 4. Why is Collections CareImportant for Museums?
  5. 5. What’s Unique About Collections Care Professionals?• We are very good at sharing information and working together to solve our daily problems• We’ve been doing it for years and years and years …
  6. 6. DistLists are our Tools
  7. 7. Sometimes We’re a Bit Shy to Share Our Information Openly & Widely
  8. 8. But It’s Not Our Fault, It’s Also Yours!The Current Solutions Just Make it More Work for Us, and Everyone
  9. 9. It Can be Hard to Make Collections Care Sexy
  10. 10. Museum Professionals Aren’t Well Allied
  11. 11. Let’s Start Building Projects for the Collections CareCommunity That Force us toWork Together All the Time, Socially
  12. 12. Dr. Anne-Imelda Radice:“Caring for objects must be made an intrinsic component of the entire collecting ethos.”
  13. 13. Easy and Open Sharing will Help us Care
  14. 14. Cultural Heritage is GettingMore Complex So We Need to Start Now!
  15. 15. Let’s Make International CulturalHeritage Conventions Where all Associations Meet at Once
  16. 16. We Need Big Help WithDocumentation Issues!
  17. 17. What if ConservationDocumentation was as Easyand Integrated as Instagram?
  18. 18. Help us to engage deeplywith the right audiences, andcreate new communities that are more than fans of our museums on Facebook
  19. 19. Thank You!Richard McCoy (@RichardMcCoy)• Conservator of Objects & Variable Art @imamuseum• Program Committee Member @INCCA_NA

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