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Collections Management and Practices Workshop
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Onsite Workshop: Participants will learn about their institution’s responsibility toward its collection, necessary policies and procedures, and the best practices of collection management. This workshop is targeted to new professionals and dedicated volunteers with responsibility for collections. Cost: $280 AASLH Members/ $405 Nonmembers ($40 discount on all registrations before May 5).

6/9/2016 to 6/10/2016
When: June 9-10, 2016
8 am - 5 pm
Where: History Colorado
1200 Broadway
Denver, Colorado  80203
United States
Contact: Bethany Hawkins
(615) 320-3203


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ONSITE WORKSHOP: 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. 

Cost: $280 AASLH Members/ $405 Nonmembers ($40 discount on all registrations before May 5).

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. 

Workshop Faculty:

  • Helen Alten, Director, Northern States Conservation Center, and Director, Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center, Haines, Alaska
  • Bethany Hawkins, Program Manager, American Association for State and Local History