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In the fourth presentation of our “Common Collection Conditions” series, Assessing the Condition of Your Photograph Collections, presenter Barbara Lemmen, Senior Photograph Conservator at the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts, discussed how to identify common condition problems found in photograph collections and how to prioritize collection items based on the urgency of conservation needs. Additionally, she discussed methods for caring for collections until the next steps can be taken and answered an array of thoughtful questions from the audience. 

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Join us tomorrow, Thursday, September 17, at 1:00 PM for Common Collection Conditions: Assessing the Condition of Your Photograph Collections, presented by Barbara Lemmen, Senior Photograph Conservator at the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA). Learn more and register below!

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In a recently released Statement of Recommitment, the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) admitted to perpetuating a distorted viewpoint of Alabama’s past by focusing a majority of its efforts on the acquisition and promotion of Confederate records and failing to seek out materials documenting the lives and contributions of Black Alabamians.

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So far we have looked at how racism impacts American society and culture and how organizations in the cultural heritage fields are confronting that legacy.

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We are excited to announce three additions to DHPSNY's fall 2020 webinar lineup. This October, hone your collections management skills with DHPSNY staff and gain insider knowledge of collections care with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in presentations on arrangement & description, basic inventory practices, and mold. Learn more and register below!

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In this week's post, we're connecting conversations on race in the United States to the cultural heritage field with resources that provide a framework to advance racial equity.

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We're excited to announce the next webinar in our Common Collection Conditions series! Join us on Thursday, September 17 at 1:00 PM for Assessing the Condition of Your Photograph Collections, presented by Barbara Lemmen, Senior Photograph Conservator at the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts. Learn more and register below!

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Thanks to everyone who attended our July 2020 Board Governance webinar series, presented by the New York Council of Nonprofits’ Susan Weinrich, Vice President of Organizational and Community Development, and Andrew Marietta, Vice President of Regional Development. In four presentations, each covering a different topic, Susan and Andrew discussed best practices and strategies to strengthen board recruitment, fund development, membership programs, and committees.

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As part of the diverse network of collecting institutions that safeguard and ensure access to historical records and library research materials across New York State, DHPSNY is committed to supporting antiracist work and amplifying the voices of Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) working in archives, libraries, historical societies, and museums in New York.

As a first step towards broadening this support, we are sharing information and promoting resources in hopes of fostering discussion among collecting institutions in New York.

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Last week, CCAHA Housing Technician Benjamin Iluzada taught participants about the common issues that plague collections of all size in Common Collection Conditions: Assessing the Condition of Your Collection's Housing. Breaking issues into four categories, he demonstrated how to identify and prevent threats posed by pests, ambient conditions, object-related issues, and housing-related issues. He also explained how institutions can prevent damage caused by these issues, as well as how to address damaged objects, both in-house and externally.

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