Posts tagged collections care

Personal Archiving: Digital Photography Workshops

The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. counts many magnificent personal photograph albums among the collections, documenting the up-close-and-personal of D.C. residents as well as tourists through the years. And while print albums come with their own slew of preservation concerns, in some ways they’re easier to deal with than the mountain of digital files that are currently […]

Deadline Approaching to Submit Artworks to For the Record

The Historical Society of Washington, D.C.’s juried competition and exhibition, “For the Record: Artfully Historic D.C.”, is accepting submissions of artwork and photography through February 1. This exciting new program will help to capture and preserve scenes of the District’s changing cityscape. Co-sponsors include the DC Preservation League and the Capitol Hill Art League. The […]

Backstage: The Down Side of Framing

Backstage is an occasional series covering the behind-the-scenes actions that are part of collections care. We’ll delve into the decisions regarding rehousing collections of all kinds, and explore different methods of collections processing, from manuscripts to panoramic photographs to ephemera. We’ll tackle the tug of war between preservation concerns, the commitment to access for researchers […]

Backstage: Hats Off to the White Gloves Gang!

Backstage is an occasional series covering the behind-the-scenes actions that are part of collections care. We’ll delve into the decisions regarding rehousing collections of all kinds, and explore different methods of collections processing, from manuscripts to panoramic photographs to ephemera. We’ll tackle the tug of war between preservation concerns, the commitment to access for researchers […]

HSW to Receive the White Gloves (Gang) Treatment

HSW to Receive the White Gloves (Gang) Treatment

The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. is pleased to have been selected to receive a day of donated collections care courtesy of The White Gloves Gang of the Mid Atlantic Association of Museums (MAAM). MAAM’s annual conference will be held in D.C. October, 22-24, 2014. Members of the White Gloves Gang contribute their considerable expertise […]