Media Contact: Maren Dougherty, Balboa Park Online Collaborative
San Diego, CA –The Samuel H. Kress Foundation has awarded a $145,000 grant to the Balboa Park Online Collaborative (BPOC) and the Balboa Art Conservation Center (BACC) for ConservationReel, a project to gather and present video on art conservation and collections care in an online resource intended for museum and conservation professionals, students, and interested members of the general public.
No such centralized resource of this type currently exists, and the project is particularly relevant given the challenges faced by today’s museums of providing cost-effective training opportunities and funding staff travel to conferences and workshops.
ConservationReel’s content will include video on collections care practices such as framing, packing, and storage; behind-the-scenes videos of conservators at work; videos from conservation conferences along with supporting materials such as slide decks and transcripts; and videos on related topics from international conservation organizations and museum conservation and scientific research departments. These resources are currently difficult or impossible for users to find online.
The resource will be modeled on the groundbreaking...Read The Rest