Workshop: Addressing Risks in Collections and Infrastructure: Freedom for Good Risk-taking

This workshop will feature case studies and general grant writing tips by focusing on three museum professionals who leveraged grant funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities to address risks related to preservation and access, enabling their museums to pursue their missions with more bravery and ambition. Their projects range from small rehousing efforts, to systematic storage solutions, to cataloging and digitization, to capital projects. The collection types and sizes are similarly broad, encompassing art, anthropology, and archaeology in both small and large university museums.

Chair/Moderator: Margaret Walker Clair, Program Officer in the Division of Preservation and Access, National Endowment for the Humanities

Charles Cobb, James E. Lockwood, Jr. Professor of Historical Archaeology, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida

Teresa K. Moreno, Head of Operations and Associate Conservator, Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona

Saralyn Reece Hardy, Marilyn Stokstad Director, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence