All Together Now: Working with External Stakeholders - Preservation Practices for Donors


Event details



Cost: Free

This program of the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts is provided with generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, with additional support from the William Penn Foundation and Independence Foundation.

Topics in this webinar will include tips for communicating with artifact donors on preservation efforts before and after the formal transfer of ownership, what to consider when arranging packing and transport of an item from a private residence to the institution, and important collections management practices to consider during the acquisition process.

About the Series:

This program is the first session in CCAHA's series All Together Now: Working with External Stakeholders. 

An object may have many hands involved in its placement and lifecycle within an archive, library, or museum. The working relationships between external stakeholders and cultural institutions form an integral part of collections management and care, especially for small to mid-size organizations. This four-part webinar series will examine best practices and important guidelines to consider when working with four specific external stakeholders: artifact donors, fine art service companies, professional conservators, and digitization vendors. Each thirty-minute session will spotlight one important partner, from the donor who provides an object’s initial care and context, to the fine art service company that offers custom packing and transportation, to conservator whose treatment skills repair and conserve, to a digitization vendor that helps process and preserve collections for digital spaces.

Each live 30-minute webinar will be followed by a Q&A session with the instructor.

About the Speaker:

Emilia Boehm Emig, Preservation Specialist, Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts

In her position as Preservation Specialist, Emilia Boehm Emig conducts onsite preservation needs and risk assessments and assists with preservation and emergency planning at cultural heritage organizations across the country.

Emilia has worked with diverse museum collections and exhibitions. She has held roles in collections management, registration, and curation at the Marblehead Museum, The Frick Pittsburgh, and the Senator John Heinz History Center. Before joining CCAHA, Emilia worked as a Senior Project Manager for Crozier Fine Arts.

Emilia received a graduate certificate in Museum Collections Management and Care from The George Washington University, an MA in Archival, Museum, and Editing Studies from Duquesne University, and a BA in History and German from Mount Union College.