S13E01: Building Communities

We talk to community-building conservator Melissa King about nurturing communication between collections care professionals and the growing preservation community at Conserv. Jenny also talks to heritage consultant Sarah Marsom about being a moderator online, and to chief exec Sara Crofts about Icon’s use of Discord and Basecamp. Don’t forget to tune in for a Dear Jane about getting some conservation experience in South Africa!

00:02:15 Web based communities and conservation
00:04:27 Whatever happened to forums?
00:09:44 Different ways and levels of engaging
00:10:50 Kloe feels clueless (but isn’t really)
00:16:39 Developing communities for different audiences
00:20:05 Platform options out there
00:25:09 Being too afraid to post
00:31:11 Kloe joins the Conserv community
00:37:26 Jenny wants a Mastodon instance for conservators
00:40:17 Interview with Sarah Marsom
00:53:40 Interview with Sara Crofts
01:04:50 Dear Jane
01:12:24 Patreon shout out and funding plea

Show Notes:
– Join the Conserv Community here: https://community.conserv.io/join?invitation_token=18de977edaf111954e06b897a6ab0356181e1c1a-97dcab76-66ae-4e51-8831-e2d9f5d886f4
– Conserv: https://bit.ly/3TvkFfB
– S09E04 Environmental Monitoring: https://thecword.show/2021/05/05/s09e04-environmental-monitoring/
– Conserv’s upcoming conference: https://conserv.io/preservation-matters-2023/
– Conservation DistList archives: https://cool.culturalheritage.org/byform/mailing-lists/cdl/
– Global Conservation Forum: https://community.culturalheritage.org/communities/community-home?CommunityKey=ea3d002c-9fc3-4446-b7d2-c308f5faed13
– Online communities as defined by Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_community
– Connecting to Collections Care community: https://connectingtocollections.org/
– ConCode: https://www.concode.info/
– A quick guide to Facebook Groups: https://www.lifewire.com/facebook-groups-4103720
– Discord: https://discord.com/
– Slack: https://slack.com/
– Circle: https://circle.so/
– Cardiff Conservation Graduates FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/132162183909/
– FREELANCE Conservators in Private Practice FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1679578638848189/
– Art Conservation Advocates FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/artconservationadvocates/
– Reddit’s /r/MuseumPros: https://www.reddit.com/r/MuseumPros/
– Reddit’s /r/ArtConservation: https://www.reddit.com/r/ArtConservation/
– A succinct explanation to the Fediverse: https://gist.github.com/joepie91/f924e846c24ec7ed82d6d554a7e7c9a8
– The GLAM server on Mastodon: https://glammr.us/
– Sarah Marsom: https://www.sarahmarsom.com/
– Historic Preservation Professionals FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PreservationProfessionals
– National Council of Public History on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/publichistorians
– Basecamp: https://basecamp.com/
– Example of Cex Drop-In Session via Icon: https://www.icon.org.uk/events/cex-drop-in-session-april-2023-2.html
– ICOM-CC open access papers treasure trove: https://www.icom-cc-publications-online.org/
– Studies in Conservation: https://www.iiconservation.org/publications/sic
– JAIC: https://www.culturalheritage.org/publications/journal-(jaic)
– JIC: https://www.icon.org.uk/resources/journal-of-the-institute-of-conservation.html
– AICCM Bulletin: https://aiccm.org.au/publications/aiccm-bulletin/
– Thoughts on commercial taxidermy skills: https://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/conservation/2310-2/
– Connect with Monique Vajifdar on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/monique-vajifdar-470025211/
– South African Museums Association: https://samuseums.co.za/

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Hosted by Jenny Mathiasson, Kloe Rumsey, and Melissa King.

Intro and outro music by DDmyzik, used under a Creative Commons Attribution license.

Made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license.

A Wooden Dice production, 2023.

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