Have Gloves Will Travel brings Professional Museum Collections Management and Registrar Services to Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota Museums, Historical & Cultural Societies and Private Collectors


SERVICES: 

Contractor Services in the Midwest, with a focus on Minnesota Historical & Cultural Heritage Grant projects, especially in the areas of collections management policies & procedures, collections surveys, registration, inventories, cataloging and rehousing collections artifacts.

SPECIALTIES: 

Oh No! Ethnobotany: The safe handling and storage of potentially hazardous materials.Cultural sensitivity to and understanding of day-to-day challenges facing small museums and historical societies managed by volunteer and part-time staff  •  Inventory & Cataloging • Museum collection database management (esp. PastPerfect 5.0 and web-based Collector Systems) • Conditions assessments •  Resourcefulness with a focus on details • Taking the initiative to study discrete collections • Respectful of cultural and intrinsic objects • Expert object packing and handling • Accession, deaccession and loan procedures • Policy, Procedure & Process Development •  accessionPad™  

EXPERTISE: History & Science research; Collections Surveys; Facilitating the Development & Writing of Collections Policies and Procedures; Development of phased plans for 1st time inventories; Inventories & Cataloging;  Guiding volunteer-led museums to understand and adopt museum standards and best practices in collections care; Identifying and solving numbering and registration problems; Collaborating with staff and outside experts to strategize and solve challenges; Providing guidance, workshops & training on the care of collections; Knowledge of digital solutions and software training; To assist and inspire!  

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