Online Course: Found In Collection: Orphans, Old Loans and Abandoned Property
MS 303: Found In Collection: Orphans, Old Loans and Abandoned Property
September 7 to October 2, 2020
Instructor: Sarah Kapellusch
Every museum has a few stray items. Some lost tags long ago. Others turn up as surprises during inventories. A few are all that remain from long-ago exhibits. While you'll want to keep some, others may be deteriorating. Even worse, some pose significant hazards for staff and the rest of the collection. All raise legal and professional questions. How do you deal with objects that have no records? Or loans from unidentified or deceased lenders? Found in the Collection addresses how to identify abandoned objects and old loans. It further covers the application of state laws and rules for identifying owners or establishing ownership.
For more information or to sign up: https://www.collectioncare.org/found-collection-orphans-old-loans-and-abandoned-property-line-course