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Risk Management for Collections Workshop

  • November 13, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Oneida County History Center 1608 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13502
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Risk Management for Collections
November 13, 2018

What is Risk Management for Collections?

Risk management is an integral part of the decision-making process for organizational stewardship. It is especially useful for those responsible for the care, survival, and accessibility of our cultural heritage. Risk Management for Collections is a strategy developed by the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed, or RCE). The RCE strategy identifies, analyzes, and evaluates risks to collections.

The Risk Management for Collections program concentrates on the further development of a user-friendly method of risk management. This program will make this method accessible to and provide attendees with the necessary information so that small organizations with limited resources may conduct risk assessments and manage relevant risks.

Why should you register?

The tools of a Risk Management approach rank and set priorities to reduce loss of value and manage the real threats to a collection using the QuickScan and ABC Method. The program will support collection managers in making well-balanced decisions about the allocation of collection care resources and communicating needs with stakeholders.

These workshops will teach you how to apply value-based and risk-based decision making to achieve sustainable conservation and preservation actions in your collections. It is suitable for anyone working in the museum field, including collection managers, archivists, librarians, curators, educators, conservators, building managers, historic preservation officers, and administrators.

Registration includes coffee and lunch $35 MANY members; $45 future members!

Who will be there?

Dr. Bart Ankersmit is a Senior Researcher at the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands in Amsterdam (RCE). After receiving his Doctorate in Inorganic Chemistry, Ankersmit started working at the RCE in 1996. His work began with a four-year EU project on the preventive conservation of silver artifacts and has shifted to managing risks to collections. In 2009, Ankersmit published the new climate guidelines for Dutch museums, Managing Indoor Climate Risks, in which a decision-making process was presented that balances the value of the building and the objects with climate risks to find an optimal mitigation strategy. An updated and translated version was released in 2016.

Renate van Leijen is the Advisor of Safe Heritage at the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands in Amsterdam (RCE). The Safe Heritage program at the RCE focuses on risk and crisis management, emergency planning, incident registration, and collection assistance with special attention given to awareness and prevention. They share information, develop products and services with and for the heritage managers, heritage advisors, and directors. 

When is it?

November 13, 2018

Where is it?

Oneida County History Center
1608 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502

About the RCE: The Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed) is part of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. The RCE helps other parties to get the best out of cultural heritage. They are closely involved in listing, preserving, sustainably developing and providing access to the most valuable heritage in their country. They are the link between policymakers, academics and practitioners. They provide advice, knowledge and information, and perform certain statutory duties. 

Check back soon for more registration information.

The Museum Association of New York helps shape a better future for museums and museum professionals by uplifting best practices and building organizational capacity through advocacy, training, and networking opportunities.

Museum Association of New York is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. 

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