CI Notices

Open to Collaborate

Why Use This CI Notice?

The Open to Collaborate Notice indicates that an institution is committed to developing new modes of collaboration, engagement, and partnership over collections that have colonial and/or problematic histories or unclear provenance. This notice indicates an institutional commitment to change and to develop new processes for the care and stewardship of past and future heritage collections.

Notice Text

Our institution is committed to the development of new modes of collaboration, engagement, and partnership for the care and stewardship of past and future heritage collections.

How To Apply This CI Notice

The Open to Collaborate Notice should be applied in a visible way on an institutional website. This assists in the identification of institutions who are committed to working towards new relationships of care, respect and equity over these kinds of collections. This notice can also be added to the webpage of a specific department in an institution. For example an Anthropology Department in a natural history museum.