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Connecting to Collections is a federal grant project administered by the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources (NCDCR). NCDCR was awarded grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to assist the state’s archives, museums, library special collections and historic sites with traditional preservation of collections and disaster preparedness and response.

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Oct 14, 2014
As we’ve written here before, historic house museums across the country have been struggling with declining visitation and funding since the 1980s. At the Glensheen Estate in Duluth, Minnesota, annual visitation to the 39-bedroom mansion fell to 50,000 in 2012. To combat this trend and avoid closing, Glensheen and other historic houses are experimenting with […]
Oct 07, 2014
According to recent reports by the Image Permanence Institute, the 70 degree/ 50 % relative humidity target for collections storage environments is not only outdated and unsustainable, it was never optimal in the first place. What started as a best guess, based primarily on human comfort, became accepted practice in museums and libraries for decades. […]
Sep 30, 2014
C2C’s Disaster Preparedness Coordinator, Lyn Triplett, shares her thoughts… We just got back from attending the American Association for State and Local History conference in Minnesota. Because my background is in Education, FEMA, and the arts this was my first time to attend a national conference with so many historians.  I was surrounded by sharp, […]