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!
As Women’s History Month draws to a close, it’s important to continue amplifying the voices of BIPOC women in archives. Whether as content creators, including archivists, scholars, and authors, or voices from within the collections, today’s resources highlight important projects that seek to tell the stories of women of color in the archive.
The deadline for DHPSNY's Spring 2021 Planning & Assessment Services application round is one week from today! Applications must be submitted before midnight on Friday, March 26. If you've been thinking about applying, it's not too late to start.
Start an Application Today!
As part of our ongoing series of blog posts featuring antiracist resources for collecting institutions in New York, DHPSNY highlights new and innovative projects that are working to preserve the history of marginalized communities.
In DHPSNY’s most recent live webinar presentation, Anastasia Matijkiw, Program Manager, Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York, discussed DHPSNY’s Planning & Assessment Services, including what virtual assessments entail, how to apply, and more.
DHPSNY’s Planning & Assessment Services consist of Archival Needs Assessments, Preservation Surveys, Condition Surveys, and Strategic Planning Assistance. In each instance, our services aim to improve adherence to best practices and are tailored to an organization’s unique circumstances.