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Collections Care Site Visits

Collections Site VisitDuring a free one-day visit, participating sites receive in-depth, specialized training on collections care and fundraising for collections.

Organization-specific training may include:

  • Basic handling and storage techniques
  • Basic environmental concerns, building condition and maintenance
  • Assessing the collection
  • Using condition surveys to develop and implement a conservation plan
  • Determining archival storage equipment and supply needs
  • Using proper display conditions and techniques
  • Preparing for fundraising
  • Developing a collections policy

Each organization will receive a free starter kit of collections care training resources and materials (worth approximately $100).

Limited number of site visits available. They will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

To schedule a site visit or to find out more, download the brochure or contact Karen DePauw at  or (317) 233-3110.

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and LIbrary Services.

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