Budgeting for Collections Care


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.


With adequate funding, museums, libraries, archives, and other collecting organizations can reach their preservation goals. This statement is true, but it is often easier said than done for those organizations working with tight budgets. In this webinar, we’ll look at strategies for investing in the future of the organization by budgeting for collections care. Tips for preservation planning, documenting existing preservation investment, and cost analysis will be discussed in addition to advice about advocating for preservation funding both internally and externally.


About the Speaker:

Maddie Cooper, Associate Preventive Conservator

In her position as Preventive Conservator, Maddie works with both the Preservation Services and Conservation Departments to carry out preservation surveys and assessments for museums, libraries, archives, and community collections, and to work on treatment projects requiring preventive care.

Maddie has worked with a wide range of institutional and community collections. She held roles in conservation and collections at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and the Wolfsonian-FIU prior to specializing in preventive conservation in graduate school. Through her graduate career, she interned with the Disaster Research Center, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and the Midwest Art Conservation Center. Maddie holds an MS in Art Conservation from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, a BA in Chemistry from the University of Delaware, and a BA in Art Conservation with a minor in Art History from the University of Delaware.