Live Webinar: AASLH Conversations: Deaccessioning in a Recession? Why and Why Not

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AASLH Conversations

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented crisis in our local communities, country, and world. Many are seeking answers and guidance during this time, and AASLH has been listening to the concerns from the history community. In response, we are offering more online content including the new AASLH Conversations webinar series. While no one has all the answers, we hope these topic-focused conversations will provide a space to share ideas to help us all keep moving forward.

We know many organizations are facing financial strain due to the pandemic, so we developed AASLH Conversations with that in mind. We have drastically reduced the registration fee and are also providing a special promo code to waive the registration fee completely. 

This conversation has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.

Webinar Description

Deaccessioning is a frequent topic of discussion and debate in the museum field. As US museums face financially uncertain futures, it is important that directors and other staff are prepared to navigate conversations with their boards and other governing bodies about deaccessioning. Join AASLH Standards & Ethics Committee members Sally Yerkovich, Erin Richardson, and Heather Kuruvilla for a conversation about history collections in discussions about museum finances. The conversation will also introduce AASLH’s newest position paper, “Valuing History Collections.”  

Details

DATE: May 21, 2020

TIME: 3:00 - 4:00 pm EASTERN (Remember to adjust for your time zone)

COST: $5 AASLH Members/ $10 Nonmembers/ Free for anyone by using promo code below

PROMO CODE: If you or your organization is facing financial strain due to COVID-19, please use the promo code FREEWBR20 to waive the registration fee for this webinar. 

ACCESS: You will be provided with instructions on how to access the live event upon registration.

Learning Objectives

In this webinar, attendees will:

  • Hear whether this topic has already been raised within some participants’ instituions
  • Source ideas about how to thoughtfully engage in conversations about the intersection of collections and perceived financial health, and 
  • Provide a brief explanation of the “Valuing History Collections” position paper. 

Recording and Closed Captioning

We will record this event. Access the Recorded Webinar in the AASLH Resource Center after the event has passed. Registrants of this event receive complimentary access to the recording in their Dashboard.

Closed captioning is provided for the live event. A transcription of the closed captions is provided with the recording.

Heather Hope Kuruvilla

Instructor, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and University of Kentucky

Heather Hope Kuruvilla, MA, JD, is an instructor in the graduate arts administration programs at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and University of Kentucky, teaching in the areas of ethical and legal issues in the arts and civic engagement. Her past work has ranged from rights management and collections management to museum education and administration for museums across disciplines. She is published in the areas of museum deaccessioning and the Visual Artists Rights Act and her book, A Legal Dictionary for Museum Professionals, is available from Rowman & Littlefield. She is a member of AASLH Standards & Ethics Committee.

 

Dr. Erin Richardson

Dr. Erin Richardson facilitates museums’ and cultural organizations’ capacity for mission delivery, particularly relating to art and artifact collections. With over 20 years of experience working with museum communities at Five Colleges, Inc in Amherst, MA, Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, NY, among other organizations, she founded Frank & Glory in 2018 to assist museums in solving long-term collection problems so that they may effectively serve their communities. Clients include the American Numismatic Society, New Brunswick Museum (Canada), Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and The Olana Partnership. Her research and writing centers on how New York State’s unique chartering policy for museums affects organization health. Richardson holds a PhD in Leadership and Policy from Niagara University, a MA in Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program and a BA in American Studies from the SUNY Geneseo. 

​Sally Yerkovich

Director of Educational Exchange and Special Projects, The American-Scandinavian Foundation; Adjunct Professor, Columbia University.

Sally Yerkovich is Director of Educational Exchange and Special Projects at The American-Scandinavian Foundation and Adjunct Professor in the M.A. program in Museum Anthropology at Columbia University. She serves as the Chair of the Professional Standards and Ethics Committee of the American Association of State and Local History as well as the International Council of Museums Ethics Committee. Author of A Practical Guide to Museum Ethics, her work, which draws upon more than thirty years of leadership experience, is increasingly engaged with how museums will face the ethical challenges of the future.

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Live Webinar: AASLH Conversations: Deaccessioning in a Recession? Why and Why Not?
05/21/2020 at 3:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
05/21/2020 at 3:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
AASLH Conversations: Deaccessioning in a Recession? Why and Why Not - Handout - Resources
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AASLH Valuing History Collections Position Paper May 2020
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AASLH Conversations-Deaccessioning in a Recession Why and Why Not - Handout - Closed Captioning
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If you have any questions, please contact AASLH Programs staff at 615-320-3203 or learn@aaslh.org.