Job Opportunity at Illinois State University

Conservator, Milner Library, Illinois State University

ISU is accepting applications for a Conservator at Milner Library to develop, plan, perform, document, and evaluate complex conservation treatments for a broad range of materials. For a complete description and to ensure full consideration, please apply no later than November 20, 2017, at the following link:

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Presentation on Disaster Preparedness and Recovery at the ICA, October 24th

Northeast Ohio Alliance for Response presents:
“Hurricanes, Earthquakes, and Active Shooter Situations – Arts and Cultural Community Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery”
This year we are fortunate to have Tom Clareson, Senior Consultant for Digital & Preservation Services at LYRASIS and Project Director for Performing Arts Readiness, presenting a program on planning for risks and disasters affecting institutional collections.
We see wildfires, earthquakes, riots, and active shooter situations on the news, and cannot ignore the possibility of a disastrous event happening at our own organization. At the same time across the country, experts are saying that the speed with which libraries, museums, archives and the arts are recovering from hurricanes Harvey and Irma is much faster than with previous regional disasters, and collaboration is the key!
Tom will talk about a variety of new initiatives for disaster preparedness and recovery which focus on working across the Arts and Cultural Heritage communities. The presentation will include information on a variety of grants available for disaster planning, collections assessment, and recovery. The session also includes facilitated discussion on developing disaster plans and networks.
October 24, 2017
10:30 AM – Noon
ICA – Art Conservation
2915 Detroit Rd
Cleveland, OH 44113
Please note: the entrance to our lab facility is in the rear of the building off Church Ave, across from the Transformer Station. Look for our blue door. ICA does not have its own parking lot, and the Transformer Station prohibits parking in their lot except for those visiting their museum. Free parking is available on the streets throughout our neighborhood.
All are welcome, please join us. Free coffee and donuts will be provided. There is no cost to attend, but space is limited. Please RSVP by October 20th to Stephanie Petcavage, Program Associate, via phone at (216) 658-8700, or email, so that we may adequately accommodate the group.
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The 2017 Symposium concludes



Some of our meeting attendees on the Cincinnati Underground tour of the historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, here in a former lager production site.

The 2017 MRCG Annual Symposium concluded yesterday in Cincinnati. We enjoyed a weekend of stimulating conversations and presentations, the beautiful Cincinnati Art Museum, visits to the Cincinnati Observatory and Over-the-Rhine neighborhoods, as well as perfect weather for enjoying the outstanding outdoor BLINK exhibition.

Please join us again next fall when we meet in Saint Louis, Missouri!

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Symposium schedule, abstracts, logistics, and Membership Directory updated!

Please visit our Symposium pages for updated 2017 Presentation Titles and Abstracts, our detailed Symposium Schedule, and new details about navigating to parking and events at the Cincinnati Art Museum on our Logistics page.

Our Directory of Members is also up to date with registrants for this year’s Symposium– you can access and download it via our Membership page. (Access to the directory is a privilege of membership and is password protected.)

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Carpooling to Cincinnati?

Need a ride? Have extra room in your car? Save gas money and shrink your carbon footprint all while getting to know your fellow conservators! Check out our handy carpooling coordinator web page here:

For instructions, visit our Logistics page here: 2017 Logistics: Carpooling, Parking, Directions, and Instructions


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