Long Range Preservation Planning: Philip Foster Farm

Long Range Preservation Planning: Philip Foster Farm

 Project Background

Sam Shogren was contracted to work with the board, staff, and volunteers of the historical society and museum during the summer of 2008 to develop a Long-Range Preservation Plan for their collections and buildings. We based out work on NorthEast Documents Conservation Center's (NEDCC)'s collections preservation manual developed while I served on the Advisory Committee. I had the opportunity to beta-test the manual before publication at the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, Maine.

Scope of Work & Deliverables

  • Developed and provided workshops for staff and volunteers on:
    • collections care and handling
    • historic housekeeping
    • preservation planning
  • Designed and implemented an environmental monitoring program for:
    • collections storage
    • historic buildings
  • Researched and created a Master Long-Range Preservation Plan that covered artifacts and historic buildings
  • Developed and implemented a routine for housekeeping and cleaning of museum collections and spaces
  • Created a preservation resource manual focused on specific artifact types within the collections and buildings