June 28, 2017 at 6:31 pm
[Conservation is commonly treated as secondary in our institutions]
This sounds very negative and I also do not think it is necessarily true. Conservation has to be balanced with other activities in institutions and conservators are often not at the table when decisions are made. Perhaps this can be phrased more like: how can Conservators become more actively involved and claim their role as a key stakeholder in the preservation of collections.
See in context
June 28, 2017 at 6:22 pm
[and how and when to use them]
and how to actively participate in them
June 28, 2017 at 6:21 pm
[What publications are best in the field]
This sounds like judgement – perhaps refer to peer reviewed publications
June 28, 2017 at 6:16 pm
[Archiving — What to keep, how to keep it]
this applies to both analogue and digital archiving
June 27, 2017 at 6:51 pm
The Appraisal Foundation may have a model – they solicit opinions from internal and external groups as they revise their code of practices.
June 27, 2017 at 6:42 pm
I’m not sure I understand what is meant by “pace of change” as a competency. Can that be re-stated as a learning goal or statement of KSA?
June 27, 2017 at 6:41 pm
Perhaps “How to evaluate publications for the desired purpose” rather than simply identifying which are “the best”?
June 27, 2017 at 5:54 pm
Consider an addition: Understanding of ethics of sharing images on social media; what is appropriate to share, and what is not.
This touches on an understanding of concepts of ownership and copyright, but also respect for cultural heritage and associated peoples. For example, a conservator should have the competency to understand whether or not they have permission to share an image of an object during treatment, or to understand if it is appropriate to post images of human remains (either in an archaeological context or in a museum) on social media.
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