Monday, April 29, 2019
9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Vermont History Center, 60 Washington St
THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL. Please fill out the form below to be placed on the waitlist
Are you bursting at the seams with collections? Unsure what you should collect and what you might be able to get rid of? Want to make your collections work for you, rather than you working for the collections?
Explore new practices in collections management and stewardship, with a focus on strategies for small historical societies based on the principles of the Active Collections movement, at this one-day workshop!
Learn how societal trends are affecting what museum audiences need from local history collections; explore new approaches to collections acquisition, deaccessioning, cataloging, and oversight; and have an opportunity to group problem-solve some of your own collections conundrums.
After the workshop, participating organizations will be invited to join an ongoing workgroup to continue collections planning and prioritizing activities in Vermont.
The workshop will be facilitated by Rainey Tisdale. A co-founder of the Active Collections movement, Rainey is an independent museum professional who leads for change on a number of field-wide issues, including place-based interpretation, creative practice, collections stewardship, and museums & well-being.
Workshop is supported by funding from the Patrick Foundation & the Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation
Registration: VHS Members- $10; Non-members; $40
2 for the price of 1: Each registration fee can cover up to 2 people from the same organization!
Lunch (assorted sandwiches, chips, cookie): additional $12/person
Registration is limited. Please register by April 22 to ensure space/lunch
Please contact Eileen Corcoran at (802) 479-8522 or email@example.com with any questions.