Volunteer Here! Returning to Collections Care: Welcome Back! Speedy Tips for Collections Staff Working with Volunteers
This free session will offer planning tips for staff at small museums, libraries/archives, and historic sites who are preparing to welcome back collections volunteers. Session topics will explore ideas and resources in planning, safety, and communication for administrators of collections volunteer programs as we return to working together in collection spaces (and continue to collaborate virtually!).
About the Speaker:
In her position as Preservation Specialist, Emilia Boehm Emig conducts on-site 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.
This program is the first session in CCAHA's four-part series Volunteer Here! Returning to Collections Care. This series is designed for volunteers that work directly with collections or in collections-focused roles, as well as organizations that run collections-centered volunteer programs. Whether you are a small museum or library/archives looking to relaunch your volunteer program after a COVID-related closure, or a volunteer curious about what to expect upon returning, the sessions will offer tips and resources for working together with collections in a COVID world. These brief modules are also meant to provide a space for collections administrators and volunteers to connect and share advice and experiences of volunteering during COVID. The first half of the series will revisit the basics of working in a collections volunteer program within the backdrop of “the new normal,” while the second half will offer practical training in collections-related topics that organizations can use for training volunteers in collections-related work.
To register for this event and/or other sessions in the series, click here.