Tuesday, September 14, 2010
In attendance: Laura Larkin, Dennis Sears, Pat Miller, Lonnie Clark
Pat Miller, Executive Director of the Illinois Heritage Association, is a new member of the committee. She introduced herself to all the committee members, describing her background in exhibition preparation training for institutions and organizations throughout Illinois. She also requested access to the Exhibitions Committee folder in order to familiarize herself with all of our documents and projects.
2. Scheduling for the 2011 calendar year
3. Projects for 2011 calendar year
a. Environmental monitoring program for Marshall Gallery and NS Gallery
i. Light levels - blinds for windows in NS Gallery - need a quote for total project (purchase & installation) from Jeff Schrader in order to pursue fundraising with Advancement Office or other avenues
ii. Robust environmental monitoring program - HOBO dataloggers to gather temp, RH, and light readings; blue wool cards
iii. Need to include UV readings on a regular basis in the spaces as well - this will occur through the Conservation Unit with Laura Larkin to coordinate
iv. The committee also discussed developing a budget to purchase stand alone alarms for the cases to provide at least some increase in security for the spaces.
b. Training and information session to all upcoming exhibitors
1. Pat offered her perspective on previous training sessions that she offered with Christa Deacy-Quinn at the Spurlock Art Museum. They focused more on the content of displays and labels, rather than the specifics of safely supporting items on display. There was some discussion of various resources available for people to use. We also discussed using a power point presentation for the bulk of such a training session and adding it to our website as an additional resource as well. We decided to focus this training session very specifically to those people scheduled to offer an exhibition in the upcoming 6 months (February - July 2011).