For Collections Care Professionals


  • Making the Most of Your Assessment

    Contains 8 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 07/24/2019 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Preservation and Conservation Assessments, Surveys, and Evaluations can be incredibly helpful collections care tools – if you know how to use them! Too often cultural heritage organizations receive these useful documents only to let them sit on a shelf and gather dust. This course will help you to understand the different types of assessments you may have done on your collections, and, most importantly, how to implement the recommendations made and move these documents from a binder on the shelf into real life applications. In this four part series, presenters will discuss what is included in a general preservation assessment, other types of useful collections care related assessments, using an assessment for grant writing and fundraising, and creating an implementable preservation plan.



The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) and the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC) partnered to present a series of online resources that provide sound recovery practices for cultural heritage. The target audience for these training events includes staff in small museums responsible for collections care, as well as homeowners and collectors.

  • Wet Recovery of Paper and Books
    The first webinar in the series is "Wet Recovery of Paper and Books" presented by Karen Pavelka from UT Austin School of Information.
  • Wet Recovery of Taxidermy
    The webinar "Wet Recovery of Taxidermy" was presented by Fran Ritchie and Julia Sybalsky from American Museum of Natural History.