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Our goal is to help smaller museums, libraries, archives, and historical societies get answers to collections care questions and quickly locate reliable preservation resources and to help staff members network with their colleagues. We know how many responsibilities you have and how helpful it can be to network with conservation professionals and museums and library colleagues. This online community will be a source of solid information and, occasionally, inspiration to help you make the right connections to care for your collections.

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When a concern arises about your collection, you need answers quickly. You don’t have time to wade through a lot of research. And you need reliable information—a Google search on “paintings conservation” returns a quarter million hits—some reputable, others less so. On the Topics page of the Connecting to Collections Online Community, you will find links to preservation information from leading conservators, as well as to archived C2C presentations and archived Online Community discussions. The home page will regularly feature a resource and an opportunity to interact with its authors and other experts through Webinars in the Meeting Room.