The following announcement comes to you via the Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York (DHP) program.
This is shaping up to be a busy year for DHPSNY, and we’re excited to begin our next workshop series, Essential Policies and Procedures for Cultural Institutions, with a visit to New York’s Explorers Club on Tuesday, March 7.
Essential Policies and Procedures for Cultural Institutions
Presenter: Amelia Parks, Archives Specialist, DHPSNY
Tuesday, March 7
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The Explorers Club
46 E. 70th Street
New York, NY
An institution’s collections care and business practices are defined by its written policies and procedures. Institutional memory is often lost through staff changes, but best practices are encoded in these important documents.
This program will provide an overview of policy and planning documents that are essential for collections care, such as collections management policies, handling guidelines, and maintenance policies. Participants will learn the critical components of these documents and be given tangible examples of how to adapt them to different institutions.
Policy development, approval, and implementation responsibilities of staff, volunteers, and board will be discussed.
Registration: 9:15 - 9:30 AM
Program: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Lunch will be provided.
This event is free for New York institutions, DHPSNY’s workshops promote interactive learning, networking, and collaboration while addressing the needs of professionals and volunteers responsible for the care and handling of historical records.
This program will also be presented at locations in Binghamton on March 20 and Syracuse on March 23.