Making New Connections to Collections Care
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Richard McCoy's talk from Ignite MCN at MCN2012.

Richard McCoy's talk from Ignite MCN at MCN2012.

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