Hands-On, What's New, What's Next:
Exploring Our Collections
Monday June 6, 2016
Four Points Sheraton, 275 Research Highway, Meriden, CT
Our collections are central to the existence of our organizations; they shape mission and vision, and define our values. They share stories and connect the past to the present in our communities, and they also demand our day-to-day attentions and resources. Join the Connecticut League of History Organization on June 6, 2016 for a how-to, why and what we endeavor to “collect, preserve and interpret” in the 21st century. Share basic practices with colleagues as you converse about your experiences – inspirations to tribulations! Learn hands-on skills and take your first (or next) steps to resolving collections accessibility for your organization. Examine the needs of today in order to collect, preserve and interpret your collections for the future.
Moderated by nationally known museum leader Laura Roberts, a panel of distinguished guests will explore the question, "What does it mean to be a curator in today's world?" Our 2016 panelists are Stephanie Plunkett, Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Norman Rockwell Museum; Dr. Christopher A. Norris, Division of Vertebrate Paleontology, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History; Dr. Warren Perry, Archaeologist and Associate Professor at Central Connecticut State University; and Greg Colati, Senior Director, Archives, Special Collections, and Digital Curation, University of Connecticut.
Archives 1, 2, 3 with the Connecticut State Historical Records Advisory Board
Deaccessioning 101: Pitfalls & Benefits
Exploring Our Collections: Storytelling via Multiple Media Outlets
When Disaster Strikes: Before & After
Museum Volunteers: Experiences, Challenges & Opportunities
Introducing Connecticut Collections: Online Database, Public Access Portal, and Digital Preservation Solution
...12 Breakout session, continental breakfast, Awards of Merit Luncheon, Exhibitor Hall, Museum Field Overview, Networking, Hands-on skill building...all for one low price!