Tales from the Tip Jar: Paying it Forward to Increase our Collective Knowledge
Compiled by Megan Emery and Fran Ritchie for the Objects Specialty Group (OSG)
In a world that seems ever changing, divisive, and frankly a little overwhelming, it can become all too easy to focus only on our own needs or those of our local communities. The conservation community is small, and yet sometimes it feels as if tensions from the larger community creep in and affect the ways in which we work together and share valuable information. We have our professional journals and publications full of important scholarly work. But on a day-to-day basis, many of us are just looking for small ways to make our labs and work lives a little easier. Conservators are incredibly creative individuals and the act of sharing simple tricks, tools, or techniques is one way we can enhance our community and strengthen our connections to each other.
The popular “Tips Session,” organized by OSG during AIC’s annual meeting, is a place where we can share useful information with one another that makes documentation, treatment, preventive care, and other aspects of conservation a little easier. With all the virtual programming available during the past two meetings, OSG has forgone the tips session, however we plan to bring this session back in 2022. What better way can we connect with our colleagues at large than to share some useful tips with you here!
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