The session will be a practical, focused discussion of collections assessments that addresses levels of care, from climate control to conservation treatment, required to maintain a collection. It is geared to small museums or those without conservation staff. Participants will explore the assessment process, learn key questions and discuss ideas for immediate, intermediate and longer-range solutions and action steps. In small groups, participants will work through assessment scenarios.


  • Alan Rowe
  • Samantha Dorsey
  • Tamara Hemmerlein
  • Ellen Endslow