RALEIGH, N.C. – The North Carolina Connecting to Collections Project (C2C) will offer a collections management “Boot Camp” on ways to improve policies and procedures on June 20, 2011, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Education Center at Historic Hope Plantation in Windsor. The training session is for volunteers and staff of small or large museums, libraries and historic sites.
The workshop will be led by Curator Martha Jackson of North Carolina State Historic Sites and Collections Manager John Campbell of the N.C. Museum of History. Jackson and Campbell each have vast experience in managing collections, from gift and loan agreements to policies and facilities reports, at historic sites and museums. Participants will be able to share some of their unique challenges with books, papers, artifacts and photos, and seek solutions from other participants and the session leaders.
The workshop will open with an information session about C2C; questions, feedback, and networking are encouraged. Participants in the C2C sessions have a unique opportunity to help improve how cultural heritage institutions (museums, archives, libraries, and historic sites) care for a wide variety of materials of the state’s cultural past. Additional workshops on disaster preparedness and conservation will be offered in the future.
The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources’ Connecting to Collections Project is an initiative aimed at helping institutions better care for their collections, funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. A variety of partner organizations have made this project possible: Federation of N.C. Historical Societies, N.C. Museums Council, N.C. Preservation Consortium, State Historic Records Advisory Board, and the Society of N.C. Archivists.
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For more information, call Michelle Vaughn at (919) 807-7422.
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