Cornerstone Workshop: Museum Security
Tuesday January 28, 2020 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Where: Department of the Interior, North Penthouse | 1849 C St NW | Washington, DC 20240
Museum security is a real issue on many fronts. We wonder how to protect our collection, our staff, and our data. But, where to start?
Join security specialists from the National Park Service and the Smithsonian Institution for a day-long workshop in Washington D.C. on the latest tips, tools, and information relating to museum security. The workshop will include sessions on risk assessment, operational security procedures, physical security hardware and electronic security systems, as well as security best practices in collection storage areas, and information technology security.
Speakers: Joan Bacharach, Senior Curator, Museum Management Program, National Park Service; Michelle Schonzeit, Office of Law Enforcement, Security and Emergency Services, National Park Service; Doug Hall, Deputy Director, Office of Protection Services, Smithsonian Institution; Tony Baker, IT Security Specialist, Information Technology Security Office, National Park Service.
“Making Public History” Lecture & Discussion
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm EDT
Location: Arts and Sciences Hall Seton Hall Room 107
Seton Hall’s Museum Professions Program and the Institute of Museum Ethics, in partnership with the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums, present a free public lecture and discussion “The Challenges and Opportunities of Making Public History.”
Join author, historian and museum professional Bob Beatty, Ph.D. in a lively discussion on the world of history organizations, the most numerous of all museums, as they strive to commemorate the past and discern how to use the past to better understand the present and chart the future. Beatty will share major themes he documented in his 2017 book, An American Association for State and Local History Guide to Making Public History, and explore the challenges and opportunities that are important to any museum, nonprofit, and/or small business: entrepreneurship, change, transformation, possibility/opportunity and partnerships.
This free, public lecture and discussion takes place on Thursday, Sept. 26, 6:30 – 8 p.m. in the Arts and Sciences Building, Room 107.
Free to all attendees. Space is limited – RSVP requested. https://events.shu.edu/view/event/event_id/5940
Presented by the College of Communication and the Arts’ Museum Professions Program and the Institute of Museum Ethics, in partnership with the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums
Cornerstone Workshop: Deaccessioning: It’s Essential
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: The Thayer Hotel at West Point, 674 Thayer Road, West Point, NY 10996
What if you, personally, were required to keep everything you ever bought or were given—forever? Sometimes it seems that museums are asked to retain collections, in their entirety, in perpetuity.
Deaccessioning has acquired a “reputation” in mainstream media, but that doesn’t mean it is not an essential process. This session will review responsible deaccessioning, new accounting guidelines for use of deaccession proceeds, and engage in interactive case studies.
Participants of the workshop are invited to submit anonymous questions for problem-solving suggestions from colleagues. Most importantly, this workshop will help you advocate for appropriate deaccessioning in your organization and community.
Fee: $15 MAAM members, $25 Non-Members
Speakers: Erin Richardson, Erin Richardson Consulting; Ellen Endslow, Director of Collections/Curator, Chester County Historical Society