¶ 1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 All the goals below reflect agreed on priorities for FAIC, and the order in which they are listed in the strategic plan does not indicate a greater or lesser level of importance.
Build Operational Strength and Sustainability
¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 It is critical for the Foundation to increase unrestricted revenue in order to build capacity in support of its goals, to be positioned to embrace new opportunities, and to be sustainable into the future.
Expand Fundraising Base
Build the Opportunity Fund with the Assistance of Contracted Fundraising Counsel and Support
Expand the Sponsorship Program
Continue to Cultivate and Recruit Board Members Able to Assist FAIC in Reaching Its Goals
Elevate the Conservation Profession
¶ 12 Leave a comment on paragraph 12 1 The Foundation applies its expertise to strengthen the protection of our shared cultural heritage through programming, exchanges, and outreach activities that are critical in increasing the awareness of allied professionals and the public of the importance of the preservation of cultural heritage for future generations.
Continue to Expand Outreach Activities
• Utilize social media to continue to reach the public and introduce them to topics in conservation in addition to the achievements of AIC members.
• Establish a “Friends” program for individuals outside of the conservation profession, providing those members with information about conservation, how and when to engage a conservator, and how to support the field (see Goal 5).
• Advance the role of CoOL and the ConsDistList as a broad international education and outreach tool.
• Research most-used information on CoOL through analytics and current student use.
• Promote the AIC wiki, Connecting to Collections Care, STASH, and other AIC and FAIC online resources internationally.
• Implement outreach recommendations of the Equity & Inclusion Working Group.
• Assist in expanding K-12 activities in support of equity and inclusion goals through outreach and consideration of opportunities for funding.
• Build awareness of the field and opportunities in the field.
• Develop partnerships with like-minded organizations to identify resources and create a broad plan of action, in concert with AIC.
• Develop and implement a plan, in collaboration with AIC, to promote conservation and conservation professionals into leadership roles in cultural heritage institutions.
• Be open to funding opportunities to expand outreach activities.
Explore Opportunities to Support Global Preservation Initiatives and Exchanges
Strengthen Professional Development, Research, and Publications
¶ 33 Leave a comment on paragraph 33 0 One of the core missions of FAIC is to develop, refine, and support continuing educational opportunities to serve and empower conservation professionals throughout their careers. The FAIC Strategic Plan for Professional Development, updated regularly, provides additional guidance for this effort.
¶ 34 Leave a comment on paragraph 34 0 High quality FAIC print and electronic resources are critical to effectively serve the conservation community, allied professionals, and the general public. FAIC will continue to improve its information resources through regular review and adherence to policies that provide consistency, assure quality, and maintain standards.
¶ 35 Leave a comment on paragraph 35 0 The Foundation provides opportunities for conservators to showcase their expertise by serving as educators, authors, and presenters in professional development venues and, more broadly, in collection care.
Provide Professional Development Opportunities for Conservation Professionals
• Continue to assess all FAIC professional development programs to ensure relevance, focus, value, and need, building on past assessments.
• Assess processes for administering professional development programs to seek opportunities for streamlining.
• Seek opportunities to incorporate digital competencies into professional development and outreach programs. Promote digital competencies and resources.
• Identify and provide (when possible) leadership training, and build resources, for career advancement and to strengthen our voice in arts and humanities communities. Create a plan for a leadership initiative in collaboration with AIC and determine the priority and available opportunities for fundraising in support of leadership initiatives.
• Seek appropriate sponsorships and new funding streams for FAIC professional development programs.
• Revise and migrate existing online courses to Higher Logic LMS.
• Create additional webinars and, as funding permits, online courses, such as moving emergency response team training to an online format.
• Develop cost-effective online learning modules, as funding permits, such as the photo chemistry module.
• Work with AIC Specialty Groups and committees to identify mutual priorities and create an efficient process to distribute scholarships, grants, and stipends that support these priorities through multiple funding sources.
• Continue to administer the Kress Conservation Fellowships for post-graduate training.
• Assess funding opportunities to increase the number of scholarships to attend AIC annual meetings and other professional conferences.
Increase Research and Online and Print Resources
• Continue to upgrade CoOL and the management of its resources, providing broader access and sustainability.
• Create a plan for the future of CoOL that includes both content and technology.
• Assess what content might be migrated to Higher Logic and the Conservation Wiki.
• Consider the priority of funding the information architecture project to reorganize CoOL.
¶ 55 Leave a comment on paragraph 55 0 • Continue to support and promote expanded content on the wiki and other content resources. Assist AIC in organizing the Higher Logic resource library to make resources accessible.
• Be a convener of like-minded organizations to encourage exchanges and education in the digital field.
• Create and disseminate resources, harvesting what is available, on the creation, use, and management of information technology in the conservation profession.
• Continue to manage the Kress Conservation Publications Grant program and support development of manuscripts and articles.
• Support, as is feasible, the publication of print and online conservation literature, including AIC Specialty Group publications.
• Identify topics for digital resource content.
• Create a plan to pursue and support research for the conservation profession while allowing flexibility in pursuing opportunities that are presented.
• Consider developing additional activities to continue the Life Cycle Analysis.
• Work with the Working Group on Materials for Collection Storage, Transport, and Display to identify strategic projects and potential funding sources.
• Support transcriptions of interviews, creation of electronic versions of typed interviews, and annotations of these interviews.
• Create a working group of interested AIC members to develop a plan to promote and disseminate content from the oral histories.
Raise the Profile of Cultural Heritage in the Response and Recovery Phases of Disasters
¶ 71 Leave a comment on paragraph 71 0 • Advocate for cultural resources within the emergency management community, encouraging cultural resources to be included in emergency support functions and recovery support functions on the state and local levels.
Support and Promote Outreach Activities in which Conservators Participate
¶ 75 Leave a comment on paragraph 75 0 • Consider supporting AIC participation in the annual Science Festival, potentially re-creating a Girl Scout badge for outdoor sculpture, or other outreach activities.
Motivate Collecting Institutions
¶ 76 Leave a comment on paragraph 76 1 The Foundation seeks to motivate collecting institutions through a variety of programs and resources designed to support and strengthen the core mission of collecting institutions.
Advance the Connecting to Collection (C2C) Care Online Community
¶ 77 Leave a comment on paragraph 77 0 • Explore potential changes to the C2C Care Online Community to ensure it continues to meet the needs of collection care specialists seeking to become better stewards of global cultural heritage.
Provide Conservation and Environmental Assessments for Collecting Institutions
¶ 81 Leave a comment on paragraph 81 0 • Explore ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program in cooperation with the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Provide Emergency Preparedness and Response Resources and Assistance to Collecting Institutions
• Encourage institutions to include NHR hotline in their planning documents.
• Make sure that collecting institutions know that they can reach out to NHR when needed.
Promote Conservation and Collection Care Best Practices to Collecting Institutions and Continue to be a Resource for Conservation Expertise
¶ 91 Leave a comment on paragraph 91 0 • Pursue opportunities to promote and encourage use of existing online resources and research through Higher Logic, CoOL and its ConsDistList, the AIC Wiki, and STASH.
Engage the Public
¶ 94 Leave a comment on paragraph 94 1 The Foundation elevates the vital role of cultural heritage conservation, in part, through outreach activities that are critical in increasing the awareness of allied professionals and the public of the importance of the preservation of cultural heritage for future generations.
Continue to Expand Outreach Activities to the Public
Create and Nurture a “Friends” Program
¶ 101 Leave a comment on paragraph 101 0 • Using products created during the re-branding process, create messaging to appeal to Friends, including working with AIC members to capture their work in stories that can be utilized for other fundraising needs and platforms.
¶ 102 Leave a comment on paragraph 102 0 • Create member benefits, including branded goods and publications to raise awareness and better educate members about conservation and encourage further giving and advocacy on behalf of the field.