Program Planning and Survey Methodology Workshop, The State Hermitage Museum, October 10-12, 2012

Instructor: Brenda Bernier

Schedule

WPC Program Diagrams

Preservation Factors

Workshop Goals:

Using the Kellogg Foundation Logic Model and case studies, participants will learn to adapt four basic collection survey designs to accommodate a wide range of collections and survey goals. They will learn to gauge available resources, define goals, and design appropriate methodologies. During the practicum, the participants will apply the logic model to their own collections.

Anticipated Outcome:

The participants will develop a systematic approach to help them define preservation needs, set priorities, and balance the sometimes competing needs of a robust photograph conservation program.

Agenda and Pre‐Workshop Assignments

Wednesday 10 October

  • Introductions and orientation
  • Discussion: establishing and balancing priorities

Assignment: read handout “WPC Program Diagrams”

  • Kellogg Foundation Logic Model

Assignment: Read pages 1‐4 only of the Logic Model Development Guide

  • Review basic collection survey approaches
  1. Simple, item‐level survey
  2. Complex, item‐level survey
  3. Simple, box‐level survey o Complex, item‐level survey

Assignment: Read handout “Basic Survey Approaches”

  • Case studies (1 to 3, as time allows)
  1. Participants will work with instructor to develop preservation plans using the Logic Model and compare to actual case outcome.
  • Case studies (continued)
  • Practicum

Friday 12 October

  • Participants will develop preservation plans for Hermitage photograph collections using the Logic Model.

Assignment: Choose 4 or 5 collections for practicum. Include small, medium and large collections.

  • Practicum (continued)
  • Optional: Adapting photo survey model to institutional needs

Assignment: Read handout “Preservation Needs Assessment at Harvard”

  • Wrap‐up

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