You Collect What? Case Studies in How to Care for Unusual Artifacts

  • Sunday, October 8, 2023
  • 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
  • Hilton Pasadena, Monterey Ballroom


Nicole Inghilterra, Capitol Curator & Museum Registrar, Idaho State Historical Society
Lindsay Palaima-Hazen, Research Collections Registrar, California Academy of Sciences
Beth Sanders, Collections Manager, U.S. Naval Undersea Museum


Lydia Heins, Executive Director, Coos Art Museum


  • Collections

Learning Format: Conversation

Every collecting organization has an artifact that provokes the question, “what do we do with this?” or “how should we do this?” From STEAM collections to history or art collections, this session will explore the different ways to care for collection oddities. WMA and the Registrars Committee-Western Region (RCWR) team up to present case studies on specific artifacts, lessons learned, and strategies for caring for the unusual artifacts in your collection.