Workshop: Collections Management and Practices
Participants will learn about their institution’s responsibility toward its collection, the necessary policies and procedures, and the best practices of collection management.
During lively group discussions and hands-on activities, participants will become familiar with current issues and trends to better understand how collections fit within the context of history organizations.
Participants will explore other topics including the role of collections in exhibition and interpretation, the basic steps of collections management from acquisition to disposal, professional standards and ethics, conservation on a shoe-string budget, as well as learning about the multitude of resources available for collections preservation.
Who Should Attend:
This workshop is targeted to new professionals and dedicated volunteers with responsibility for collections.