Meant to Destroy: A Primer in Weapons Collections Safety

  • Saturday, October 7, 2023
  • 9:00 am – 10:15 am
  • Hilton Pasadena, San Diego Ballroom


Meghan Rathbun, Executive Director, Battleship Cove
Beth Sanders, Collections Manager, U.S. Naval Undersea Museum
Kathleen Sligar, Museum Director & Curator, Oregon Military Museum


Lorraine Scott, Collections Manager, U.S. Naval Undersea Museum


  • Collections

Learning Format: Active Learning

Is that torpedo safe to be on display? Do you have extra requirements in place for storing or displaying firearms? Has anyone ever walked into your lobby with a donation offer, only to pull a grenade out of their pocket? Museums of all types collect and display ordnance (small arms, edged weapons, missiles, grenades, cannons, ammunition and more), join us as we discuss collections safety in collecting objects that were meant to destroy.