Striking the Balance Agenda

Day One

Enhancing Inclusion and Access While Respecting Preservation
Sina Bahram, Founder, Prime Access Consulting (PAC)

Touch Programs & Object Preservation at the Wharton Escherick Museum
Julie Siglin, Executive Director, Wharton Escherick Museum
Trish Maunder, Creative Director & Co-Founder, Philly Touch Tours

Collection Adaptation to Increase Accessible Engagement
John Orr, Executive Director, ARTREACH

An Accessible Revolution: The Story of a Punchbowl
Dr. Philip Mead, Director of Curatorial Affairs & Chief Historian, Museum of the American Revolution
Tyler Rudd Putman, Gallery Interpretation Manager, Museum of the American Revolution

Disability History for Preservation and Access
Nicole Belolan, Public Historian in Residence, Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH), Rutgers University Camden; Co-editor, The Public Historian; Digital Media Editor, the National Council on Public History

Meeting the Public Halfway: Conservation on Display at the Penn Museum
Molly Gleeson, Schwartz Project Conservator, Penn Museum

Digitization as Access: "Small Wonders," Gothic Boxwood Miniatures at the Art Gallery of Ontario 
Lisa Ellis, Conservator, Art Gallery of Ontario

Imaging as Access: Digitization and Facsimile
Maggie Downing, Manager of Digital Imaging, Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts

Day Two

Access and Preservation: Engaging with Collections at the National Museum of the American Indian
Kelly McHugh, Head of Collections and Stewardship, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American Indian

Out of the Darkroom: Developing Collection-Based Programs at Eastern State Penitentiary
Erica Harman, Manager of Archives and Records, Eastern State Penintentiary

Primary Source Immersion Programs: Student Access to Material Culture vs. Preservation Surrogates
Christina McClellan, M.A., M.S., Collections, Exhibitions, and Programs Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Medical Artifacts in Museum Education: The Ethics of 3D Reproduction as Access
Marcy Engleman, Educator, Mütter Museum

Conservation for Exhibition: Guidelines and Planning for Accessibility
Kim Collison, Manager of Exhibitions and Collections Planning, Winterthur Museum and Gardens