Concerned about the collections in your care?
Save your family, museum, library or archives collections!
Check out these resources:
Reliable, practical information you can use from our conservators at the NSHS’s Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center
Connecting to Collections (C2C) Online Community at www.connectingtocollections.org. Free information, online workshops and q&a sessions, and a place where you can pose questions or offer your suggestions plus access reliable preservation resources and top professionals in the field. Hosted by Heritage Preservation and funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services
Disaster Preparedness Planning Powerpoint Checklists, resources, how-tos presented at Nebraska Connecting to Collections workshop, 4/201, Norfolk
The State of Collections in our State
Statewide Preservation Survey Findings Powerpoint
What are plans for the future?
Assuring the Future of Nebraska's Cultural Heritage Collections: a Statewide Plan
Thanks to the hundreds of you involved in the statewide survey of collections care needs and regional meetings and workshops that created this outline of steps to improve collections care in Nebraska.
CHECKLIST FOR BETTER COLLECTIONS CARE FOR NEBRASKA
Survey collections care status and needs of Nebraska libraries, museums, and archives
Use survey results to develop a draft statewide collections conservation plan to assure a better future for cultural heritage materials
Get input from staff, volunteers, and board members to refine the plan at meetings around the state
Offer workshops on specific aspects of collections care and conservation
Complete final plan
How can we help?
- Disseminate plan to museums, libraries, and archives, support groups, potential funders, policy makers
- Use the plan and resources above to develop your own collections care plan
- Join online community to share resources and best practices
- Share ideas for funding to assist in implementation of plan strategies
Partners: Nebraska State Historical Society, Nebraska Library Commission, Nebraska Library Association, Nebraska Museums Association, Nebraska Arts Council and Nebraska Humanities Council with project funding provided in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency.
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