Archives Alive! Activating Archives for Engagement & Equity


Linda Waterfield, Head of Registration, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley
Gina Caprari, Registrar and Collections Manager, The Global Museum and Museum Studies Program, San Francisco State University
Peggy Tran-Le, Research and Technical Services Managing Archivist, Archives and Special Collections at UCSF Library, University of California, San Francisco


  • Collections

Exciting possibilities await us when we invest in museum archives! Through archives, relevant and engaging connections happen and a more inclusive, approachable space for community results. Learn how nascent collection and institutional archives expand accessibility, reach new audiences, and create unexpected discoveries that empower and shift narratives. This session will explore approaches to improving collections accessibility and holding space for diverse connections through archives.

To accompany the presentation, the presenters have provided a handout of resources for you to download and use.


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