Conference Opportunity: Museum Storage Conference in Philadelphia, PA

Behind the Scenes: Exploring Museum Collections Storage
presented by the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts

Museums caring for cultural collections frequently seek innovative yet practical ways to maximize use of storage areas, enhance current facilities, and incorporate technology into storage solutions. Participants in this two-day conference will hear experts in design, space planning, environmental control, and conservation speak about methods and applications to improve museum collection storage spaces. Sessions will include case studies that demonstrate how museums of various sizes have implemented storage initiatives.This conference is intended for staff involved in collections care, planning, and management in museums, including directors and administrators, collections managers, curators, and facilities managers. Sessions include:

· Essentials of managing museum collections storage

· Allocating resources and funding

· Space planning

· Environmental considerations

· Factors for selecting off-site storage

· Retrofitting less than ideal spaces

· Reimagining storage through open access

· Moving collections

· Using technology to identify storage needs

· November 8 – 9, 2017


Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia (Day One) and the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Day Two)

November 8 (Day One)
Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
19 South 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

8:30am – 9:00am Registration & Refreshments
9:00am – 5:00pm Program
5:30pm – 7:30pm CCAHA Open House

Join us behind-the-scenes at CCAHA. CCAHA's conservation staff will display a variety of artifacts treated in the lab, from rare books to fine art. Light refreshments will be served.

November 9 (Day Two)
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2525 Pennsylvania Avenue
Perelman Building
Philadelphia, PA 19130

9:00am – 9:15am Registration & Refreshments
9:15am – 4:30pm Program

Laurence Bauer, Principal, Schwartz/Silver
Walt Crimm, Principal, Walt Crimm Associates
Kurt Christian, Collections Manager, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Jason Crabill, Manager of Curatorial Services, Ohio History Connection
Anna Dhody, Curator, Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Lowell Flanders, Collections Manager, Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Emily Kaplan, Conservator, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Simon Lambert, Preservation Development Advisor, Conservation Institute, Department of Canadian Heritage
Stephanie Mach, Collections Assistant, Penn Museum
Renée McDade, Assistant Registrar for the Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Rachael Perkins Arenstein, Conservator, A.M. Art Conservation, LLC
Todd Topper, Collections Library Project Manager, Ohio History Connection

$250 CCAHA members
$300 Non-members
$200 Students (student ID required at registration)

Registration Deadline: Two weeks before program. If you have special needs, please contact CCAHA at least three weeks before the program so accommodations can be made.

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