Museums are complex organizations, and even more so when governed by a college or university. Managing risk to collections becomes even more complicated when trying to speak the language of museums to those who are not familiar. Threats to our museums, and their collections, can come from many things such as an un-empathetic administrator to deferred maintenance on our buildings to the changing climate. This workshop will provide valuable information on topics ranging from managing art insurance and writing artist commission contracts to assessing the impact on collections from the buildings they inhabit to how we can slow down decay of different media and materials through preservation and conservation.
Jennifer Draffen, Director of Collections, Exhibitions, and Publications, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
Moya Dumville, Risk Analysis Advisor with Protect Heritage, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.