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2019 Annual Business Meeting

On Saturday July 13, 2019 BAACG held its Annual Business Meeting at the new San Francisco Airport Museum. Guild members met, first, for a private tour of the new SFO Museum facilities hosted by Museum Conservator Alisa Eagleston-Cieslewicz. Alisa led us through the building’s impressive storage facilities, massive prep and mount-making spaces, and well-appointed conservation labs. In the latter we ogled ongoing treatments such as a 1960’s era cut-away model of United Airlines DC-8-20 jet, for which Alisa had had to make and attach replacement limbs for tiny passenger and crew figures in their tight and awkward miniature cabin.

The tour was followed by a buffet lunch provided by BAACG board members. Over lunch, we held our Annual Business meeting, during which retiring board members Gawain Weaver and Jonathan Fisher shared what their time in the Guild had meant to them, and new board members Candis Griggs Hakim, Jena Hirschbein, Karen Zukor, and Justine Wuebold were welcomed. Upcoming events were discussed, and recently passed founding BAACG member Roger Broussal was remembered.

Members then moved on via private SFO Museum bus to the airport terminal, where we enjoyed a guided tour of several exhibits.

Documenting Conservation: An innovative new mobile tool for an evolving field

Saturday, June 15th, 2019 3 - 5 p.m., followed by a reception. Please RSVP

Please join us for a BAACG sponsored event featuring presenters Dan Rael and Howard Burrows, founders of CatalogIt, a recently launched collections database application, a shared interface for your desktop, mobile phone, and tablet devices.

Whether utilized in museums or private practice, a modern asset manager should offer a visual platform to capture processes through images, track objects as they enter and leave a space, and provide access to vital information about objects.  Gone are the days of having a program that lives on a single device accessible to a single user at a time. CatalogIt is simple and user-friendly, just like any other time-saving app for your phone or tablet. CatalogIt transforms the way we interface not only with the objects themselves, but with our clients, colleagues, and museum audiences with collaborative features such as a web-publishing tool.

Dan and Howard will provide a brief background of the development of CatalogIt followed by a demonstration of its main features and of features that they’ll be adding in the near term. They’ll describe the specific plans they’ve created for Museums, Conservators, Organizations and Private collectors.  Following the demonstration, we will break out into smaller groups led by Dan, Howard, and other local current professional users to provide detailed anecdotes of how CatalogIt is being used and to allow for the opportunity to discuss CatalogIt and its potential uses in greater detail.

CatalogIt Features

  • A cloud-based subscription service- complete access to your collections records anywhere, anytime, on both mobile and desktop devices.
  • Take advantage of the camera built into your phone or tablet- photograph your objects directly in the app or easily attach existing photo files.
  • Create Entries with your phone or tablet and they are immediately available to you, your colleagues or family members to view or edit from any other device worldwide.
  • Multiple users can work simultaneously, collaboratively or independently.
  • Authoritative, well-designed and complete plain English data fields make data entry quick, intuitive and thorough.
  • The visual focus makes browsing your collections easy and enjoyable. Virtually 
  • scan your collections using rich imagery rather than lists of text or numbers.
  • Printing insurance, valuation, inventory, artist, condition or custom reports and labels is simple.
  • Strong, industry-standard encryption, technology, and best practices to keep your data always secure and accessible.

At the San Francisco Parks and Recreation Cabrillo Clubhouse

(between Cabrillo Street and Fulton Street, one block North of Golden Gate Park) 

853 38th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121

Easy street parking available on 38th and 39th avenues, and on the South side of Fulton Street along the park.

BAACG Coordinating Board Member, Elise Rousseau 
(415) 235-4884
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Elise Yvonne Rousseau, Director and Principal Conservator

BAACG Annual Meeting 2017

BAACG Annual Meeting 2017

Tour of the di Rosa Collection

Please join BAACG for our fall tour of the di Rosa Collection on 

Saturday,September 30 at 10:30am
located at 5200 Sonoma (Carneros) Highway Napa, CA  94559

BAACG has arranged a private 2 hr tour of the Gatehouse Gallery, Main House and Sculpture Garden. A box lunch picnic will be held in the picnic area following the tour. 

The cost to attend is $45.00 for BAACG members and $60.00 for non members (which includes a 2017-18 membership. Attendance is limited to 25 so please register early. Spaces will be filled on a first come basis. 

Please RSVP with lunch preference to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by September 23You will receive a conformation email with payment instructions.

Lunch Options:

Hobb's Honey Baked Ham Sandwich, Jarlsberg, mixed greens, honey mustard
Muffaletta Sandwich, Zoe's salami, mortadella, provolone, olive peppperoncini relish and mayo
Marinated & Grilled Eggplant Sandwichwith balsamic marinated eggplant, roasted sweet peppers and fresh mozzarella.
Chinese Chicken Saladwith marinated free range Petaluma chicken breast, shredded romaine and iceberg lettuce, rice noodles, toasted sesame seeds, almonds, scallions and vinaigrette dressing.

  1. Beverageswill also be provided.

Please plan to arrive at 10:00 am to sign in and visit the Gatehouse Gallery.

Access: Entrances and restrooms are wheelchair accessible. Complimentary wheelchairs are available in the galleries upon request. Tours will include an outdoor portion that follows a gravel path.

Carpooling is encouraged!


Ghost in the Machine: Thoughts on Preserving Electronic Systems

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