C2C Care Course Developing a Collections Management Policy

Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 09/17/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

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    • Early bird pricing available!
    • Non-member - $99
    • Member - $99
    • Regular Price after 09/02/2024 11:59 PM
    • Non-member - $149
    • Member - $149

A Collections Management Policy is a core document for any collecting institution that governs the legal and ethical requirements of the institution’s collecting practices and collections care. Writing a policy for the first time or updating a policy can be overwhelming due to the complexities of constantly changing legal and ethical requirements. Utilizing multiple teaching tools, including readings, podcasts, videos, and discussions, this course will guide participants through the development process of their Collections Management Policy. Additionally, this course will draw participant’s attention to the protection provided by a carefully written Collections Management Policy from unlawful or unethical decision making. At the end of the program, participants should feel confident to edit an existing Collections Management Policy or write a new one with a focus on those collections-related law and ethics that impact our ability to care for, use, and manage collections.


Course Outline

Session 1

  • Date: September 17, 2024
  • Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET
  • Topic: The first session of this course will focus on the different ways objects can be acquired and how the title of ownership passes to the museum.

Session 2

  • Date: September 19, 2024
  • Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET 
  • Topic: The second session of the course will be diving deeper into special laws and ethics that can impact acquisition methods and quality of title, such as copyright or questionable provenance. 

Session 3

  • Date: September 24, 2024
  • Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET
  • Topic: The third session will move on to non-title holding acquisitions, such as loans and temporary custody. 

Session 4

  • Date: September 26, 2024
  • Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET
  • Topic: We will conclude the course with the fourth session on how to dispose of, or deaccession, objects no longer wanted by the museum. 

*Please note: All meetings will be conducted using Zoom Meeting. 


Coordinator/Instructor

Rebecca Kennedy has collaborated with diverse collections and cultural institutions to elevate the preservation and management of collections. Following the completion of an MA in Museum Studies from The George Washington University, Rebecca dedicated eleven years to preservation and collections management at the Smithsonian Institution before founding Curae Collections, LLC in 2018.

Rebecca contributes actively to committees within the American Institute for Conservation (AIC), American Alliance of Museums (AAM), and Association of Registrars and Collections Specialist (ARCS), demonstrating her commitment to bolstering the cultural institutions and their workers. Additionally, she serves as an editor for the Collections Journal and imparts her knowledge as an instructor on Collections Management for the George Washington University. As a peer-reviewed Professional Associate (PA) of AIC, Rebecca garners recognition for her contributions as an allied professional within the conservation community.

Registration Fee:

  • $99 USD Early Bird Through September 2, 2024
  • $149 USD September 3 - September 16, 2024

Connecting to Collections Care courses are made possible in part by generous support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Rebecca Kennedy (Moderator)

Collections Care Specialist at Curae Collections Care, LLC

With nearly 15 years of experience, Rebecca has worked with a variety of collections in storage and on exhibition in diverse media. Her career began as a registrar for an historical society in Florida. After graduating with her MA in Museum Studies from The George Washington University, Kennedy worked in preservation and collections management at the Smithsonian Institution for 11 years. Her projects consisted of rehousing, exhibition installation, offsite storage management, object cataloging, deaccessioning and much more. 

In 2016, Kennedy completed a training in First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis (FAC) by the International Centre for the Study of Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM). This FAC course expanded her impact in helping institutions prepare for and respond to emergencies and disasters. She also served on the inaugural team of the Smithsonian’s Preparedness and Response in Collections Emergency (PRICE) for two years and the steering committee for the DC Alliance for Response. She is a Professional Associate (PA) of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC).

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C2C Care Course Developing a Collections Management Policy Session 1
09/17/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)  |  60 minutes
09/17/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)  |  60 minutes Topic: The first session of this course will focus on the different ways objects can be acquired and how the title of ownership passes to the museum.
C2C Care Course Developing a Collections Management Policy Session 2
09/19/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)  |  60 minutes
09/19/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)  |  60 minutes The second session of the course will be diving deeper into special laws and ethics that can impact acquisition methods and quality of title, such as copyright or questionable provenance.
C2C Care Course Developing a Collections Management Policy Session 3
09/24/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)  |  60 minutes
09/24/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)  |  60 minutes The third session will move on to non-title holding acquisitions, such as loans and temporary custody.
C2C Care Course Developing a Collections Management Policy Session 4
09/26/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)  |  60 minutes
09/26/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)  |  60 minutes We will conclude the course with the fourth session on how to dispose of, or deaccession, objects no longer wanted by the museum.