Virginia - Connecting to Collections
Connecting to Collections was an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) initiative (launched in 2007) to aid libraries and museums in their efforts to provide the best possible care for the collections. The initiative is grounded in the results of the Heritage Health Index, the first, comprehensive survey of the condition and preservation needs of collections held in U.S. institutions.
This is a digital archive of materials (e.g., reports, survey data, survey tools) developed as part of Virginia’s IMLS Connecting to Collections Statewide Planning Grant or Connecting to Collections Statewide Implementation Grant.
(Virginia Association of Museums, 2013/03)Evaluation survey of the participating institutions of the 2012 Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts program.
application/vnd.ms-excelMicrosoft Excel (46kB)
(Virginia Association of Museums, 2012/02/01)Complete list of media coverage for the Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts; program for year one, 2011.
application/mswordMicrosoft Word (832kB)
(Virginia Association of Museums, 2013)Template for follow up survey, distributed to each Circuit Riders site. Details updated for each institution and their specific needs/recommendations, and distributed at the 6-month and 1-year anniversary of the site visit ...
application/mswordMicrosoft Word (160kB)
(Virginia Association of Museums, 2011)Checklist created to assist Circuit Riders team during their site visits with their collections assessment, which also assisted them with writing their final reports for the sites.
application/mswordMicrosoft Word (92kB)
(Virginia Association of Museums, 2013/05)Most updated application used by collecting institutions to participate in the Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts program.