Collection Care Network - Thinking Outside the Box: A Panel Discussion on Museum Storage
Thinking Outside the Box is a Collection Care Network (CCN) panel discussion on some of the challenges faced by collections stewards when it comes to object storage.
Textile Artist and Collections Care Specialist
Hannah Muchnick (she/they) is a textile artist and collections care specialist based out of Baltimore, Maryland. She graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2016 with a BFA in fiber arts and emphasis on cultural anthropology. Since then, she has been working in institutional and private-practice conservation labs with an emphasis on textile care. From 2019 until the present, she has been contracted to carry out phases II and III of the National Museum of the American Indian's Textile and Garment Rehousing Project. She is also the current Emerging Conservation Professionals Network liaison for the Baltimore area. Hannah maintains a studio practice which includes growing and utilizing plant-based dye materials in sewing, weaving, and painting. When she is not working with textiles, she is often found watching birds.
Frankel Textile Conservation LLC
Nora Frankel (she or they) has been a private practice textile conservator in the Baltimore-Washington area since 2019 as Frankel Textile Conservation LLC. Past work includes major projects at the National Museum of the American Indian and the National Air and Space Museum as well as smaller institutions and private individuals. She served on the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) Equity and Inclusion Committee (EIC) from 2018-2022, and as an editor for the Textile Specialty Group Postprints since 2018, currently as Lead Editor. Previous positions include Assistant Conservator of Objects and Textiles at the Williamstown Art Conservation Center and Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Textile Conservation at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian. She trained at University of Glasgow (MPhil Textile Conservation, 2016) and University College London (MA Principles of Conservation, 2014). She is an AIC Professional Associate. She is also a visual artist with an emphasis on textiles.
Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
Peter Giere - Besides his tasks as the curator of the Embryological Collection at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Dr. Peter Giere has a deep interest in natural history collections as research infrastructure and their conservation as cultural heritage. Apart from disseminating specialized knowledge in the field through the organization of seminars, workshops and conferences, Peter Giere is involved in teaching museum studies at the University of Applied Sciences Berlin.