CMCP Assignments – Session II, Week 2

DUE: Tuesday

Open Storage – Is it Smart?
  • Read assigned articles and be prepared to discuss whether or not you think open storage is a good idea
  • Google "Museum Open Storage" select "Images" and browse.  Be prepared to discuss

The Good Stuff in the Back Room

The Art Restoration and Storage Centre of the State Hermitage in Staraya Derevnya

DUE: Wednesday

Read the online article regarding the Philadelphia Museum of Art storage project.  Pick one topic related to the project that you would like to focus on in detail, be prepared to discuss why you think it is an important aspect of storage and how you think that the PMA handled it. 

Philadelphia Museum of Art 

Note: Make sure to click on and read each tab on the webpage

  • Introduction & History
  • Storage Survey
  • Design Process
  • Rehousing
  • The Move

DUE: Thursday

Website Review

Follow the Resources link to the Museum Resources page on the Fionn Zarubica & Associates Website.  

From there follow the link for the following category Archival Products

  • Select an archival materials supplier website from the list
  • Be prepared to answer the following questions:
  1. How successfully do you think the supplier uses its website to sell its product?
  2. How easy is it for you to navigate to different products, determine their details and prices
  3. What do you think is the focus of this supplier?
  4. Include any additional comments, impressions or questions you may have about the supplier in general
  • Be prepared to discuss the supplier and answer your classmates' questions

DUE: Friday

Museum Visit

  • Based on the discussions this week, prepare 3 questions in advance about the museum we will visit and discuss your findings (answers to your questions) with the class

DUE: Monday

  • Read assigned case study and be prepared to discuss​

​Case Study: The Preparation of Condition Reports for Costume and Textiles at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
by Catherine C. McLean and Susan R. Schmalz