Here are some resource as you build your personal or family archive Taking Care of your Personal Archive – The Atlantic Monthly Advice on Storing Digital Files  – American Library Association El Rescate de Colecciones Fotograficas / Spanish version of Salvaging Photographs Conservation Préventive du Patrimoine Documentaire / French version of Safeguarding our Documentary Heritage […]

100 Years and Counting!

This year is a milestone year for the US and the study of Black History – ASALH turns 100 and Dr. John Hope Franklin would have been 100 years old. When Carter G. Woodson and others set out to form an organization that would educate and inform the world about the achievements and impact of […]

Preserving #BlackLivesMatter

#BlackLivesMatter I have been following the outrage on social media, the mass media accounts and the artful inspirations that have come forth from the tragedies of the loss of Black Americans during police interactions. As a preservationist, I wonder how will we or our children be able to access this history. Most of it is […]

Access Art

Happy New Year! The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian’s museums of Asian art, will release their entire collections online Jan. 1, 2015, providing unprecedented access to one of the world’s most important holdings of Asian and American art Read more here

How Many Black Histories We Still Don’t Know: An Interview With Simone Leigh

I was re-reading this article today and it struck in my way it did not last month – I wonder what is an appropriate response to the effect of personal history on business decisions.  Hmmmm…   How Many Black Histories We Still Don’t Know: An Interview With Simone Leigh On the next block, the Weeksville […]

Creative and Cultural Industries, a Caribbean economic lifeline in troubled time

As Carib News reported on Nov 23rd –   “P.J. Patterson, the quintessential Caribbean regionalist who led Jamaica longer than anyone else, wants his birthplace, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti, Barbados, the Bahamas and their neighbors to move aggressively to put their cultural and creative assets to much greater economic use.”  Read more here and more […]

WANTED: Cultural Institutions/ Museums

A new digital research project called Insight which aims at increasing the financial performance in Museums and other cultural attractions is looking for cultural organizations nationwide to take part in a free trial. – Learn more

An intercultural tool for museums

“Although it was initially developed for a comparative study of city museums, the grid can be used by all types of museums and heritage institutions wishing to reflect upon their engagement with diverse communities. Museums may find it useful for initiating brainstorming sessions and self-assessment exercises, supporting planning processes, conducting intercultural project evaluations, or facilitating […]

Isn’t Culture mutilingual?

After watching the Carrie Weems event at the Guggenheim Museum (NYC), I read this blog post and had to share.  Audience development is essential for the expansion of cultural policy and engagement.  ” “There’s a challenge that all institutions—and especially those with international reach—face today: how can they best share resources with audiences who speak […]