Museum workshops soon to be availableMuseums, libraries and archives in North and South Dakota are invited to apply for a free institutional collections assessment and hands-on workshop hosting opportunity.
Museums, libraries and archives in North and South Dakota are invited to apply for a free institutional collections assessment and hands-on workshop hosting opportunity.
The assessments and workshops, which will be offered this summer, are the first phase of the Dakota Collections Care Initiative (DCCI), a partnership between collections care professionals at museums, libraries and archives in North Dakota and South Dakota to improve collections care and emergency preparedness and response for the small and mid-sized collecting heritage institutions across the two states.
To be considered for the free assessment and workshop hosting, collecting institutions must submit an application form, which is available online at http://history.sd.gov/ or http://history.nd.gov/ or by calling 701.355.4458 or emailing clearfour@ btinet.net. The application deadline is March 7.
DCCI partners include the Association of South Dakota Museums, North Dakota Library Association, Plains Art Museum in Fargo, South Dakota State Historical Society, South Dakota State Library, and State Historical Society of North Dakota. Terri Schindel, a conservator affiliated with the Museum Training Network, has been selected to lead the institutional assessments and training workshops.