This month marks one full year that DHPSNY has been coordinating, writing about, and sharing antiracism resources for collecting institutions in this blog series. We have compiled a lot of ideas and projects from around the archives, libraries, museums, conservation, and public history fields that speak to improving access to collections and highlighting the stories of BIPOC and traditionally marginalized populations in the historical record.
Tropical Storm Henri is expected to strengthen into a hurricane over the western Atlantic by Friday, potentially continuing on a path that could affect northeastern states from Long Island to Cape Cod.
Here are some tips to help you protect your collections:
DHPSNY is excited to announce a new addition to our Planning & Assessment Services—Foundational Planning Assistance! Foundational Planning Assistance is geared towards organizations that may not feel they are ready for DHPSNY’s Archival Needs Assessment, Preservation Survey, or Strategic Planning Assistance processes.
One of the most direct ways to drive change in a community can be deciding where to spend your money. Shopping at BIPOC-, LGBTQ+-, and women-owned and/or operated businesses are great ways to make a difference by supporting underserved groups. But how do we make this possible on an institutional scale? Today we are highlighting a few resources for choosing inclusive vendors for your institution's supply needs.
Just a few weeks ago in this series, we discussed the importance of conscious editing and reparative description, and some resources to help engage in this work internally. There has been a lot of discussion lately around antiracist descriptive practices, so this week we’re taking a look at some recent webinars and podcasts that provide examples of how some organizations are putting conscious editing and reparative description efforts into practice.
We're excited to announce a new round of DHPSNY's Mentorship Program! The current application is for cohorts that will meet from September 2021 through February 2022. Applications for this round must be received by August 13, 2021.
In our most recent live webinar presentation, Andrew Marietta, VP, Regional Development, New York Council of Nonprofits, presented an overview on the role of insurance, the various types and considerations for risk management, and the steps you can take to protect your organization. This webinar addressed how organizations can protect themselves against financial loss from exposure to certain risks, how best to manage organizational risks, and how to do so with limited resources.
The deadline to apply for DHPSNY’s Summer 2021 Planning & Assessment Services Round has been extended! We will now be accepting applications until midnight EST on Friday, July 23. Applicants will be notified of their application status by September 2021. Our next application deadline will be in November 2021.
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In our most recent live webinar presentation, Chloe Houseman, Paper Conservator at the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts, explored the importance of managing the environment in collections spaces and offers guidance on how to do so. This presentation answered questions such as—What should you think about when establishing an environmental monitoring plan? What is a datalogger and how do you select the right one? What are the basic tools needed to implement an environmental monitoring plan?
This week, we offer a guest post from our colleague Maggie Downing, Manager of Digital Imaging at the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts.