The winter months are officially behind us, and SPRING has sprung. In order to make sure you have access to valuable information, helpful resources, and opportunities to develop and grow, DHPSNY is excited to provide new Online Courses—free of cost to NY institutions. A great alternative to DHPSNY’s face-to-face workshops, our hope is that you find these courses a convenient and engaging way to learn and expand your knowledge as we transition to the post-COVID-19 era.
In celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month we are pleased to feature projects that focus on recording the history of Asian Americans in New York State and Nationwide.
The DHPSNY team is continually evaluating our services to ensure we are meeting the needs of collecting institutions across New York State. We have developed this short survey for you to share your thoughts, concerns, and emerging needs with us directly. Your responses will help inform the delivery and development of our programs and services moving forward! These responses will help inform the delivery and development of our programs and services moving forward! The survey should take about five minutes to complete.
In celebration of Preservation Week, we caught up with Alison Haas, director of the Lake Placid Olympic Museum in Lake Placid, NY. Lake Placid is one of only three communities in the world to have hosted a Winter Olympics twice, and the Museum is one of the only Olympic museums in the United States. In 2017, the Museum was awarded a DHPSNY Preservation Survey.
An important aspect of implementing antiracist policies is to listen to BIPOC voices. A few weeks ago we shared some of the diversity and inclusion work being done in the conservation field, and today we will feature a few first-hand experiences of BIPOC professionals in that field.
In DHPSNY’s most recent live webinar presentation, Amanda Murray, DHPSNY Preservation Specialist, discussed basic preservation of photographic collections. This in-depth presentation covered strategies for storage, housing, and handling of these collections.
Happy Preservation Week 2021! Preservation Week, April 25 – May 1, 2021, celebrates the importance of preservation and promotes the role of cultural institutions in preserving personal and public collections and artifacts.
In DHPSNY’s most recent live webinar presentation, Lauren Lyons, Chartering Coordinator, Office of State History, New York State Museum, discussed the processes in which institutions can obtain or amend a charter from the Board of Regents. This webinar also covered the different types of charters issued, what the benefits of chartering are, and why an organization would want to obtain a charter.
Throughout this blog series on antiracism resources, we have shared many digital projects, exhibitions, and initiatives that center on individuals and communities of color. As archivists, librarians, students, and researchers who work to uncover the stories and images of BIPOC folks throughout history, it is necessary to also take a step back and explore some efforts to create intentionality around how these stories are visually represented and made accessible.
DHPSNY is excited to offer two new webinars this April! Museum Chartering 101: What is Chartering? will provide an overview of the museum chartering process in New York. Photographs in the Archive: Caring for Photographic Collections will offer insight into preservation best practices for photographic collections. Reserve your spot today by registering below!