Long-Term Thinking about Collections Stewardship

  • Tuesday, October 27
  • 10:30am–11:45am, Concurrent Sessions
  • Belvedere

Presenter(s): 

Jill Sterrett, Director of Collections and Conservation, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Ted Greenberg, Museum Consultant/Collection Management/Registration Specialist

Moderator: 

Katie Oman, Director, AMS Planning & Research

Track: 

  • Collections

Museums are society's guardians of cultural material for the benefit of present and future generations. They are tasked with storing and caring for collections in perpetuity a challenge for sustainable facility and cost planning. As public perception of museums' value trends away from collections and research toward exhibits and education, the cost of storage remains, growing even as available funding shrinks. This panel examines strategic and innovative approaches to long-term collections storage planning. #DiggingDeeper