Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Webinar: Raising Money for Collections Conservation

Live Webinar: Raising Money for Collections Conservation Thursday, Nov. 8 2-3:30 p.m. (ET) In this 90-minute webinar, presenters will use case studies to discuss various models and approaches to help leaders of collecting institutions of all sizes more successfully fund collections conservation by highlighting conservation needs to the board, donors and visitors. The presentation will highlight hard facts and real examples proving the benefits of the conservation-in-action approach, in terms of offers of funding, increased visitor numbers, regular repeat visits and greater visitor enjoyment. Presenters will examine what makes for a successful “adopt-an-artifact” program, consider variations on these programs that have been tried and explore how these programs can be combined with social media campaigns. Case studies include: Adopt-a-Carousel (Shelburne Museum, VT), the National Trust Open Conservation projects (UK) and others. Please note: grant writing and large gift solicitations will not be covered in this webinar. Who Should Attend Conservators, collections managers, registrars, curators, development and membership staff, directors, CEOs, PR and marketing staff from collecting institutions of all sizes. How Will I Benefit? After participating in this webinar, attendees will be better able to: Identify approaches for successfully funding collection conservation efforts Integrate social media into fundraising campaigns Communicate conservation needs to the board, donors and visitors All live webinars feature text chat, audience interactivity, closed-captioning, and access to presentation handouts and other resources. All webinars are recorded and archived for later on-demand access. Presenters Catriona Hughes, freelance project conservator, UK (currently working with National Trust) Sarah Kay, freelance project curator, UK (currently working with National Trust) Nancie Ravenel, objects conservator, Shelburne Museum, VT Moderators Greg Stevens, assistant director, professional development, American Alliance of Museums, Washington, D.C. Adam La Faci, field producer, LearningTimes, LLC, New York Register Now You will receive a registration confirmation email within 24 hours. Webinar access instructions will be sent via email closer to the live event. For more program-related information, contact Greg Stevens.