Presenters: Silvie Andrews, Gresham Historical Society; Kathleen Sligar, Oregon Military Museum; Helen Fedchak, Oregon Historical Society
Collections care is a highly specialized field requiring education and a generous budget to do correctly. So where does that leave smaller museums with a large backlog and no professional staff? The presenters are collections workers who have fudged the rules, cut corners, and still gotten the job done. We begin with the premise that half- or quarter-measures are better than no measures at all. At the end, we will troubleshoot attendees’ collections conundrums.