Florida Series: Internal Advocacy


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Funding for this program is provided by a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities, with additional support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, or The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Advocacy is not only external – it is crucial for staff at institutions to be able to advocate internally as well, to board and administration, in order to assure that resources are best allocated. This webinar will explore routes for internal advocacy with a focus on collections care, securing time and funding for preservation initiatives and conservation treatment, and will discuss opportunities for incorporating information about preservation into all institutional advocacy efforts. The speaker will include practical tips and examples of initiatives that have successfully incorporated both collections care and advocacy efforts at museums, libraries, and archives.

Who should attend? Florida museums, libraries, historic homes and sites, archives, arts organization, and other cultural institutions.

About the Speaker:

Laura Hortz Stanton, Executive Director, CCAHA

Laura Hortz Stanton is Executive Director of CCAHA. She is responsible for executing CCAHA’s strategic goals and business planning initiatives. She manages large scale conservation and preservation projects with partner organizations, leading internal and external teams. She oversees CCAHA’s budget and works with the Board of Directors on business development.

Laura serves on the Leadership Nominating Committee of the American Association of State and Local History (AASLH). She is a member of the National Heritage Responders of the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC). She also serves as Adviser to both the Collection Care Network and the Member Designation Working Group of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC).

Laura’s first role at CCAHA was Preservation Specialist, after which she served as Director of Preservation Services. She previously served as the Curator of Collections at the Siouxland Heritage Museums. She received her MA from the Museum Studies Program at the Cooperstown Graduate Program and her BA in Anthropology and Archaeology from Temple University.  

About the Series:

This free webinar series has been developed by CCAHA and is supported in partnership by the Florida Association of Museums, Florida Humanities, the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts, the Society of Florida Archivists, Visit Florida, and Culture Builds Florida.