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A Space Odyssey: Storage Strategies for Cultural Collections

  • October 12 – 13, 2010

Presented by CCAHA in partnership with the Midwest Art Conservation Center

Hosted and cosponsored by the Minnesota Historical Society

October 12 & 13, 2010

St. Paul, MN

This comprehensive 2-day conference will address storage planning needs for institutions of all sizes. 

Program participants will hear experts in the field of design, space planning, and environmental control and modification speak about practical methods and applications to improve and maximize storage spaces for cultural collections.  Sessions will include case studies and will demonstrate how institutions of various sizes have implemented storage initiatives.

Topics to be addressed include:

* The essentials of collections storage

*Allocating resources and funding for collections storage projects

*Space planning

*Environmental considerations

*Understanding HVAC systems

*Factors for selection in off-site storage

*Retrofitting less than ideal storage spaces

*Visible storage

*Moving collections

This conference is intended for staff involved in collections care, planning, and management, including directors and administrators, collections managers, curators, preparators, registrars, librarians and archivists, as well as facilities managers, architects, and space planners working with cultural institutions.

The fee for this two-day conference is $225 for CCAHA and MACC members and $250 for non-members.* 

Major funding was provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

To learn more about this program and to register, please click here.


*To encourage institutions to register staff involved at all levels of collections planning and management, a fee reduction of $50 is being offered to a 2nd staff member from the same institution.