For Collections Care Professionals



  • Planning Your RE-ORG Project

    Contains 12 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/27/2019

    This course will introduce you to and guide you through the RE-ORG Method, a step-by-step approach to storage organization that will help you to reorganize your current storage rooms, focusing on the creative, yet safe, use of existing resources.

  • Collections Management for Smaller Cultural Institutions

    Contains 8 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/26/2019

    During this four-part self-study course, participants will learn about essential aspects of collections management, from the acquisition and registration of objects through the care, use, and deaccessioning of objects.

  • Making the Most of Your Assessment

    Contains 6 Component(s)

    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.

  • Preservation Methods and Materials for Exhibitions

    Contains 12 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/25/2018

    This self-study course covers basics and standards for lighting, exhibition components, mount making, and installation and object handling equipment.


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.