Education Collections: Fact or Friction


Elaine Hughes, Collections Director, Museum of Northern Arizona
Kathrine Young, Collections Manager, Puget Sound Navy Museum


Annie Burbidge Ream, Curator of Education, Utah Museum of Fine Arts


  • Collections, Visitor Experience

Do you have non-collection objects that are used for education or other purposes, but that are undocumented or from unknown sources? Is there also disagreement as to who should have responsibility for them or questions about why they deserve any attention? In this session, find out how other institutions have dealt with the challenge of defining an education collection and learn the importance of developing written policies and procedures to document and protect these holdings.