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Introduction to Collections Management

June 9, 2018


 An Ohio History Service Corps Workshop

Management of museum collections is a common topic many local history organizations desire more training in. For this reason, AmeriCorps-Ohio History Service Corps members created a traveling workshop “Introduction to Collections Management.” The workshop is structured for organizations that are just starting out with care of their collections, want additional training, or wish to reinforce/refresh their current knowledge on the basic, best practices of stewardship of collections.

Using the American Association for State and Local History Standards of Excellence Program (StEPs) as inspiration, participants will learn the fundamentals of collections management. They will learn what documentation is required for collections, have an introduction to legal issues governing donations, how collections relate to the organizational mission, cataloging and labeling, storing and researching their collections. All of this will be done through a combination of both formal learning and hands-on activities to ensure participants leave confident taking back what they learned to their individual organizations. Those who attend will also leave with a detailed list of resources, a copy of the Gaylord supply catalog, and an archival starter kit of materials (covered by the registration fee).

Registration Information $20/organization (no limit on number of participants)

Find the workshop nearest you:

Northwest Ohio – May 12, 2018

Wood County Historical Center & Museum

Central Ohio – June 2, 2018

Ohio History Connection

Northeast Ohio – June 9, 2018

Peninsula Foundation, G.A.R. Hall

Southeast Ohio – June 16, 2018

The Castle of Marietta

West Central Ohio – June 23, 2018

Logan County History Center

For more information please email AmeriCorps Members and Presenters Samantha Chase (schase@ohiohumanities.org) or Sara Fisher (sara.fisher@oberlinheritage.org).


The AmeriCorps/Ohio History Service Corps Program is made possible through ServeOhio — Ohio’s Governor-appointed Commission on Service and Volunteerism. AmeriCorps members help communities tackle pressing problems while mobilizing millions of volunteers for organizations they serve. The Ohio History Service Corps supports community and local history all over Ohio by providing service to Ohioans in the categories of historic site survey, collections digitization, and capacity building for local history organizations.


June 9, 2018
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Peninsula Foundation, G.A.R. Hall
1785 Main Street (Route 303)
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
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