How To Conduct A Successful Collection Survey (Recording + Resources)


What one activity can not only organize your collection for conservation but reduce costs and even bring in more funding?


This week on ArtEvolve we talked about about how to conduct successful collection surveys. Sara Frankel, Collections Manager at Harvard University, shared her fruitful experience managing a condition survey for a portion of Harvard’s Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments.

This recording is for you if you’d like to learn more about how partial or complete collection surveys can…

  1. Be completed with a small staff
  2. Reduce costs
  3. Bring in more funding for your collection
  4. And more!




Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Harvard University

Waywiser (online object database)



A special thank you to our guest speaker, Sara Frankel, Collections Manager of the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments at Harvard University.