Description: The Ohio Connecting to Collections Survey identified inadequate storage space for cultural heritage collections as the Number One preservation problem statewide. This day long workshop will provide ideas and best practices on how to address space issues at your institution. Professionals from the library, museum, archives, and historical society and conservation communities will discuss how they evaluated space concerns at their institutions and the space planning methodologies and practices they have adopted. Featured speakers include Wes Boomgaarden, Associate Professor and Preservation Officer for The Ohio State University Libraries, who will provide the keynote, and national expert on facilities design for special collections Christian Dupont, providing practical advice on space and workflow.
Two sessions are being offered:
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Cincinnati Museum Center
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
In conjunction with the 2012 Ohio Museums Association Annual Conference
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Akron-Summit County Public Library
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the Ohio Preservation Council spring meeting
Registration for the conference is free. There is a fee for parking and an optional box lunch.
For more information, registration, and to view a preliminary agenda, go to: http://www.ohiomuseums.org/workshops.html
Conference Sponsors: State Library of Ohio, Ohio Museums Association, Ohio Historical Society, Ohio Local History Alliance, Ohio Preservation Council
Conference made possible by federal Institute of Museum and Library Services funds, awarded by the State Library of Ohio.