BACC is pleased to present a pre-conference workshop, Care of Collections: Paper, at the Western Museum Association’s
Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, UT on October 9, 2013.
This informative workshop focuses on the specific care needs of
paper-based collections. Topics will include the nature of paper,
environmental issues, storage and display considerations, as well as the
basics of remedial care.
For further information and to register, please visit the Registrars Committee Western Region website
HERE. We hope to see you there!
Other News from the Western Region:
Subsidized Surveys and Assessments
Through a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities,
BACC's Western Region Field Service Office is able to offer on-site
collections preservation surveys to a select number of institutions
within the western region at a subsidized cost.
Eligible institutions must be located in California, Washington,
Oregon, or Arizona.
Two new surveys focus upon environmental conditions and storage
improvements. They are being introduced this year to expand upon our
series of subsidized surveys that address general preservation needs,
and hazards and disaster planning.
More information on each type of survey, including brief application forms, is now available on BACC’s website
HERE. Applications are due November 30, 2013.
Contact the field service staff with any questions at
email@example.com or (619) 236-9702.
September is the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National
Preparedness Month when communities and organizations across the nation
promote the value for individuals, families, and businesses of being
prepared for emergency situations.
Cultural organizations can also benefit from the tool kits and templates designed by FEMA, which help them to protect not just the collections they housebut the people who work for them too!
The main message for September is to stay informed, make a plan, build a
kit, and get involved with your community response coordination
before a disaster occurs.
Check out FEMA’s Youtube Channel to get motivated to take action! And
visit their website HERE to access their free resources.
Sessions at Conference!
If you can’t make it to our workshop at WMA, then please at least stop
by one of the three sessions we will be participating in. Join us in
Salt Lake City for some lively and informative discussion sessions on:
Coordinated Emergency Preparedness,
Modern Museum Lighting: Increasing Controls Reducing Costs, and
Field Services 2.0: Creating New Support Models for Small Museums.
To see the full conference program and to find out more about registration, visit the WMA website
See you in Utah!
Museum Assessment Program: AAM's next MAP
application deadline is just around the corner on December 1, 2013.
The IMLS-funded grants help small and mid-sized museums strengthen
operations, plan for the future, and meet national standards.
Sustaining Cultural Heritage and Collections:
NEH’s SCHC grant
helps cultural institutions meet the complex
challenge of preserving large and diverse holdings of humanities
materials by supporting preventive conservation measures. The deadline
for applications for 2014 projects is December 3, 2013.
Optium® Conservation Grant Program:
Funded by Tru Vue and administered by the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation, this grant supports
projects in glazing applications for the preservation of museum and library collections. The next application deadline is November 1, 2013.
Field Services is one of BACC’s four primary areas of activity and supports preservation efforts at collections-based institutions throughout our four-state western region: Arizona, California, Oregon, and Washington. Currently in its thirteenth year, the program is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, a federal agency.
The Field Service Office offers the following services:
Workshops on basic preservation theory and practice