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Calling all Collection Managers

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

RE-ORG is a methodology for reorganising museum storage developed by the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and the Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), in partnership with its affiliate UNESCO. It is part of a larger programme to scope the preventive conservation needs of collections around the world.

To help advance this work, managers of collections everywhere are invited to participate in a simple, new online survey: http://museumstorage.questionpro.com/ (survey now closed).

The survey aims to take a snapshot of collections and their apparent needs. You can be sure that the information gathered will be well interpreted and used. You may also find that the survey results will be useful for advocacy in your own situation.

For background reading about RE-ORG you could read the following article: http://ceroart.revues.org/2112 or go to the RE-ORG website at http://www.re-org.info/

The first announcement of the umbrella programme came in 2007, when its focus was on endangered collections in developing countries. Other programme elements include risk assessment and emergency planning. It's clear that the learnings and tools arising from this work will be of relevance to collection managers everywhere - particularly those working for smaller organisations.

Click here to read more about the umbrella progamme on the ICCROM website.


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