The Faculte “Broadcast”: A new multi-media tool for conservators

Candis Griggs Hakim and Mather Hakim

Abstract

This talk will introduce a new multi-media communication tool for conservators, the Faculte “broadcast”. This web-based software allows the user to create a seamless, narrated, online presentation with any combination of images, voice, text, video, documents, and power points. It allows a conservator or museum professional to easily and precisely describe and highlight condition aspects, conservation options, treatment progress, and more with their clients, lenders, curators, and so on. The software is simple to use and is entirely web-based, precluding the need for cumbersome downloads and emails, hazy faxes, and slow or expensive mailings. Several examples of the software’s use in conservation will be presented here.