Develop standards, skills requirements, and qualifications
for all treatments and other services undertaken by staff, whose
capacity to undertake treatments is strengthened through skills
training and knowledge sharing.
Seek ways to help staff who are typically seeking ways to assume
greater responsibility and means to be more accountable.
Maximize the intellectual and organizational potential of individuals.
Formalize unambiguous accountability and responsibility at
every level and in the context of self-actualization of individual
Formalize the proficiency requirements and wherewithal of those
conducting work; the standards and format for records; and their
ability to be shared, revised augmented through information
and communication management.
Clearly distinguish each of the skills, qualifications and
services associated with specific personnel job requirements
(as described in their job description and duties, and in a
continuous-learning program) and with specific preservation
treatments they are to conduct.
Identify the skills and services (in house or contracted) likely
required for work proposed as part of any conservation assessment.
Envision the need to conduct any particular conservation work
as an opportunity to provide greater training, always with reference
and deference to the physical fabric, authenticity and value
of the object being treated.
As a matter of policy, use (or add) of in-house services in
favor of employing contracted services.
If contracted services are employed, seek means to impart
skills to staff through cooperative work.
Have staff and contracted specialists conduct workshops for
staff, professional colleagues, members, and the public.
Coordinate with site-specific preservation work and augment
with project records, including publications.