CALL FOR PAPERS: RESOLVING OLD LOANS A Focus Issue of the journal Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals Published by AltaMira Press, a division of Rowman and Littlefield
Call for Papers Date:
Guest Edited by Greg Lambousy, Director of Collections, and Katie Hall, Curator of Decorative Arts, Louisiana State Museum.
Museum and archives professionals are encouraged to submit articles, opinion pieces, and essays that address the resolution of "old loans" (i.e., an agreement left in the museum’s care for long periods of time but neither reclaimed nor returned; institutional loans with entities that no longer exist; or other situations that give rise to the instances when loans have not, or in fact, cannot be resolved). The deadline for the call for papers has been extended to August 1, 2012. Please email guest editors and editor to express your interest in submitting work to this issue of the peer-reviewed, award-winning journal "Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals", published by AltaMira Press.
This focus of this issue of Collections aims to explore these issues and questions and seeks papers that address methodologies, best practices, legal guidelines, and documentation regarding this critical issue of loan resolution. Museum and archives professionals are encouraged to submit articles, opinion pieces, and essays that address the following questions, among others:
• Should a “found in collection” object automatically be treated as a potential loan without documentation?
• How have lending policies at your institution changed through the years?
• What are some ways to protect your institution from having this happen in the future?
• Examples of exceptional detective work in locating lost loan documentation and location of heirs leading to return or donation of desired objects
• When do you know that you have the legal agreement of all heirs -- for example, is the FIC resolved when an attorney or judge says so?
• What is the best methodology for resolving outdated loans from individuals and/or institutions?
• What are best practices to track progress of loan resolution?
• Are there museum loan resolution laws in your region that may be used as standards for others?
• What are some funding sources for inventory or loan resolution projects?
Submit all queries, abstracts and papers via email to the guest editors and journal editor via email at:
Greg Lambousy and Katie Hall may be reached at:
Louisiana State Museum
1000 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
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