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Monday, May 13 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
RE-ORG Angels Project: New London Maritime Museum

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In association with the AIC's 47th Annual Meeting in Uncasville CT, the Foundation for the American Institute for Conservation (FAIC), Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) and the organizers of the RE-ORG and STASHc websites are sponsoring an innovative Angels Project.

  • Do you want to learn and do good at the same time?
  • Do you love working as a team towards a common goal?
  • Is developing creative, practical, low-cost solutions to improve collection storage your idea of fun?
  • Is it a challenge to access collections in storage in your institution or in the institution(s) you work with?
  • Have you wondered whether the ICCROM-UNESCO-CCI RE-ORG Method for reorganizing museum storage would work for you?
The 2019 “RE-ORG Angels” project (the first RE-ORG activity to be organized in the US) will apply a will apply a condensed version of the implementation phase of RE-ORG (phase 4) to reorganize the storage room of the New London Maritime Society in New London, CT in one day! This will add the NLMS to the list of 144 institutions in over 30 countries which have accomplished a RE-ORG project.

To get the most out of this activity, we recommend (but do not require) that volunteers in this Angels project take part in the Connecting to Collections Care (C2CC) online course “Planning a RE-ORG project[SL2] ” involving six webinars presented between March - June of 2019. This online course is coordinated by the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) and features lecturers from Belgium, Canada, Italy (ICCROM) and the US. It is a joint project between the organizers of RE-ORG and AIC’s Storage for Art, Science and History Collections (STASHc). The course will focus on Phases 1-3 of RE-ORG preparing the host institution and registrants for the work that will be accomplished on-site. Registered Angels volunteers will receive a reduced registration rate for the online course.

Sign up now to volunteer for the Angels Project by emailing Ruth Seyler at rseyler@culturalheritage.org. Please include a current resume or CV. A maximum of 20 volunteers can register for this project, after which a waiting list will be established.

Facilitators: Simon Lambert (CCI), Rachael Perkins Arenstein (A.M. Art Conservation), Lisa Goldberg (Goldberg Preservation Services) , Elizabeth Morse (Elizabeth Morse Paper Conservation), Susan Tamulevich (New London Maritime Society)

Important information: Note that this full-day project (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) will take place before the start of the annual meeting rather than after, as in past years.  Participants should be comfortable doing light lifting and working in moderately dusty environments. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes and if possible, bring a  lab coat or disposable coverall.

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Rachael Perkins Arenstein-[PA]

Partner, AM Art Conservation LLC
Rachael Perkins Arenstein is a Professional Associate member of the American Institute for Conservation. She is a principal of A.M. Art Conservation, LLC, the private practice that she co-founded in 2009. She has worked at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem, the Smithsonian's National... Read More →
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Lisa Goldberg

Conservator, Goldberg Preservation Services, LLC
Project leader for STASH, AIC News Editor and conservator in private practice. Lisa Goldberg is a private conservator with a focus on preventive care as well as health and safety issues. She is a member of SPNHC and AAM, and is a Professional Associate of AIC. As long time editor... Read More →
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Simon Lambert

Senior Advisor, Collection Preservation, Canadian Conservation Institute
Simon Lambert, Senior Advisor of Collection Preservation at the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI), is an accredited member of the Canadian Association of Professional Conservators (CAPC) in Preventive Conservation. At CCI, he conducts broad-based research and assessments, and... Read More →
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Elizabeth Morse

Paper Conservator, Elizabeth Morse, Paper Conservation
Elizabeth Morse is a paper conservator and grant developer in Cohasset, Massachusetts, with more than 28 years of experience in the preservation and restoration of paper. She was previously at Harvard College Library and the Strong Museum in Rochester, NY. She holds a Master of Fine... Read More →

Monday May 13, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm EDT
New London Maritime Society 150 Bank St, New London, CT 06320