Workshop: Collections Management and Practices
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.
FORMAT: On-site group workshop
LENGTH: Two days (9:00 am – 5:00 pm)
DATE: June 3 – 4, 2019
LOCATION: The Charleston Museum, Charleston, SC
MATERIALS: Workshop materials will be provided upon registration and in-person at the event.
COST: $230 AASLH Members / $345 Nonmembers
** Save $40 when you register by May 3, 2019 and use promo code EARLYBIRD19 at checkout! **
Participants of this workshop may be eligible for an AASLH Workshop Scholarship. Each year AASLH offers scholarships to four individuals in the history field to attend an AASLH onsite workshop. Recipients of the New Professional Workshop Scholarship and Diversity Workshop Fellowship receive registration fee reimbursement for one AASLH workshop and one year Individual Membership in AASLH. Registration for 2019 Workshop scholarships is now open. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2019.
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.
John E. Simmons runs Museologica (a museum consulting service); teaches museum studies for Kent State University, the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, and Museum Study LLC; and serves as Adjunct Curator of Collections at the Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum & Art Gallery at Penn State University. He is currently working on a second edition of Things Great and Small: Collections Management Policies (expected fall 2017).