International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
RE-ORG: a brighter future for your…

RE-ORG: a brighter future for your museum collections in storage

Date: 09/09/2021

Time: 15.00 (Rome, Italy)
Location: Online

Description

This year, ICCROM celebrates the 10th anniversary of the RE-ORG method, an innovative approach to reorganizing overcrowded museum storage.

For the many museums facing similar situations, the task may seem daunting. This seminar will invite users of the RE-ORG method from different countries to tell you about how they overcame the same obstacles and challenges you may face. In particular, questions and issues such as:

  • How can I convince my management to get on board?
  • Can I start RE-ORG before doing the inventory of our collections?
  • How do I deal with large, oversized objects?
  • My museum has many storerooms. Where do I start?
  • So many objects are on the floor. How do I estimate how many storage furniture I will need?
  • All the storerooms are already full. What use is RE-ORG to me?
  • My collection is very mixed. What are the best ways to group them?
  • I have no time and we are all so busy with other activities. How can I fit RE-ORG into our annual planning?
  • I have no opportunity to attend a RE-ORG training. Can I implement a RE-ORG project using only the online resources?
  • There are a lot of objects in my collection that should not be there at all. How can I deal with this?
  • I have no dedicated budget for collections care. Can I still make some improvements using RE-ORG?

If you are among those who see obstacles and challenges, write us in advance at reorg@iccrom.org. If we receive your issues by September 1, we will discuss them during the seminar.

RE-ORG was initially developed by ICCROM with the support of UNESCO. The objective was to help small and medium-sized museums of all contexts and types create order in storage and regain control of their collections. In 10 years, thanks to unprecedented institutional and individual support, over 145 museums in 35 countries around the world have used the method, more than 550 professionals participated in 28 RE-ORG training initiatives, national strategies involving 10-30 museums each time were successfully implemented in countries in Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Today, the RE-ORG method is a growing compendium of manuals, tools, videos and other resources available online in 5 languages for use by museums professionals to change the fate of millions of objects worldwide. It is also a community that can be mobilized to support each other progress.

Moderators

  • Catherine Antomarchi, Director of the Collections Unit (retired), ICCROM
  • Simon Lambert, Manager of Preventive Conservation, Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI), Canada

Panel of experienced trainers

  • Gaël de Guichen, Special Advisor to ICCROM Director-General
  • Marjolijn Debulpaep, Head of the Preventive Conservation Section, Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA), Belgium
  • Veljko Džikić, Senior Conservator (Preventive conservation), National Museum in Belgrade, Serbia

Contributors

  • Abubakar Sule Sani, PhD, Head of the Department of Archaeology & Heritage Studies, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
  • Achal Pandya, Head of the Conservation Unit,  Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, India
  • Charlotte Nyssens, Depot Officer, Conservation and Management, Museums and Heritage of Antwerp, Belgium
  • Emilie Demers, Conservator, National Library and Archives, Quebec, Canada
  • Edith O. Ekunke, former Director of Museums, National Commission for Museums and Monuments, Nigeria
  • Goranka Horjan, Director of the Ethnographic Museum, Zagreb, Croatia, and President of INTERCOM
  • Jana Šubic Prislan, Conservator, Goriški muzeum, Nova Gorica, Slovenia
  • Milena Milošević Micić, Curator and Art Historian, Homeland Museum of Knjаževаc, Serbia
  • Morgane Pieters, Conservator, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Nadine Hammond, Curator/Manager, West Parry Sound District Museum, Canada
  • Victoria Kablys, Conservator, Royal Saskatchewan Museum, Regina, Canada

Link to the webinar

Join us on Thursday, 09 Septembe 2021. Registration is mandatory and FREE.

https://iccrom-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UQvnL4LXT1qPCjxJ9kcXqQ

If you miss the live event, we will make sure you can watch everything on our You Tube channel: 

https://www.youtube.com/user/ICCROM07