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Collections Management and Practices
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Learn about your institution’s responsibility toward its collection, necessary policies and procedures, and the best practices of collection management.

6/5/2017 to 6/6/2017
When: Monday, June 5, 2017
Where: Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street
Portland, Maine  04101
United States
Contact: Amber Mitchell
615-320-3203


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Workshop Description:

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.

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