Course:5: Access and Outreach
Lesson:Lesson 3: Exhibits and Loans
Topic:Lesson 3 Introduction

 Lesson 3: Exhibits and Loans


Exhibits are a great opportunity to allow people to see your materials; they are a widely used form of outreach. Exhibits are the main activity of museums, but are also used by historical records programs. Although exhibits will never be the main activity of your program, they will most likely be an activity that you are confronted with from time to time. When you are, you need to be aware of the significant security and preservation-related issues that arise.

Loaning materials is an activity often directly related to exhibits. From time to time programs are asked to loan their records to another organization usually so that they can be exhibited. Again, you need to be fully aware of the significant security and preservation challenges such situations create.

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This lesson will take about 25 minutes to complete.