Learn about your institution’s responsibility toward its collection, necessary policies and procedures, and the best practices of collection management.
Date: June 5-6, 2017
Location: Maine Historical Society, Portland, ME
Cost: $280 AASLH members/$405 nonmembers
*Get $40 off registration if you book by May 1, 2017!*
Learn about your institution’s responsibility toward its collection, necessary policies and procedures, and the best practices of collection management. Through lively group discussions and hands-on activities, you will become familiar with current issues and trends to better understand how collections fit within the context of history organizations. The workshop will also explore 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, and the many resources available for collections preservation.
Who Should Attend:
This workshop is targeted to new professionals and dedicated volunteers with responsibility for collections.
About the Faculty:
Samantha Forsko is a Preservation Specialist at the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts.
Bethany L. Hawkins is the Chief of Operations for the American Association for State and Local History.Prior to her work with AASLH, she was the director of a small historic house museum and oversaw all aspects of collections care from accessioning to cleaning to protecting from the raccoons. She has been at AASLH for ten years.