In last week’s webinar Conducting a Basic Inventory, DHPSNY Archives Specialist Kate Philipson discussed the process and principles for carrying out a basic inventory for archival, library, or museum collections.
The recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others have sparked protests that are among the most sustained social justice movements in American history. Many collecting institutions are interested in documenting these demands for racial equity and justice and their impact on our country, state, and local communities. However, undertaking projects to document these and other social justice movements is not simply a matter of collection development.
In our most recent live webinar Photographs in the Archive: Arranging and Describing Visual Materials, DHPSNY Preservation Specialist Amanda Murray discussed important considerations for successfully arranging and describing visual materials with the goals of gaining physical and intellectual control, as well as providing access points. She also touched on preservation considerations for visual materials and, at the end of the presentation, answered a stream of thoughtful questions from the audience.
Join us tomorrow, Thursday, October 1, at 12:00 PM for Photographs in the Archive: Arranging and Describing Visual Materials, presented by DHPSNY Preservation Specialist Amanda Murray. Learn more and register below!
As always, DHPSNY webinars are presented free of charge for New York institutions. Visit dhpsny.org/webinars for our full schedule of upcoming presentations and archive of past webinar recordings.
In 2006, the First Archivist Circle, working with representatives from Native American, First Nations, and Aboriginal communities, developed the Protocols for Native American Archival Material. The Protocols put forth best professional practices for culturally responsive care and use of Native American archival material, particularly those that are housed in non-tribal organizations.
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.
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!
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.
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!