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Webcast on sustaining living collections

From: Jeannine Mjoseth <jmjoseth<-at->
Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Webcast presentations on the challenges of caring for and sustaining
living collections in zoos, aquaria, gardens, nature centers, and
living history farms are now available from the Institute of Museum
and Library Services (IMLS). The presentations may be viewed at


The presentations were made February 19 and 20, 2009, at "It's
Alive! Petals to Primates: Preservation Challenges of Living
Collections," a two-day forum in San Diego on issues of pressing
concern to the smaller institutions that are stewards of America's
collections of plants and animals. IMLS sponsored the forum with
Heritage Preservation and the San Diego Zoo. The webcast includes
sessions on:

    Staying current on collections planning and management
    Protecting collections from natural disasters
    Organizing and caring for the records and photographs that
    document collections
    Attracting funding in tough economic times

The forum, which received support from the Legler Benbough
Foundation, The President's Committee on the Arts and the
Humanities, Disney's Animal Kingdom, and the Chanticleer Foundation,
is the third in the series of IMLS forums in the Connecting to
Collections National Tour. The meetings are part of the national
initiative, Connecting to Collections: A Call to Action, a
multiyear, multifaceted initiative to help museums, libraries, and
archives save their collections. For more information on the
initiative, please go to


IMLS encourages webcast viewers to share this resource with
colleagues. If you have questions about use of this material, please
contact info<-at->heritagepreservation<.>org.

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