Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Full Day Workshop – 8:30am-4:30pm

Connecting to Your Audiences
Presenter: Laurie Stuart

This skill-building workshop is for anyone who delivers interpretive programs or writes messaging for the public. It combines both the theoretical foundations of the profession with practical skills in delivering quality interpretive programming to visitors. Topics include the history, definition, and principles of interpretation; how to make your programs purposeful, enjoyable, relevant, organized, and thematic; how to use tangible objects to connect audiences to intangible ideas; universal concepts in interpretive programs; and how to approach topics that are local, complex, and dynamic in nature. A workbook will be provided to each participant.

Half Day Workshop – 8:30am-12pm

Sink Mounts for 2D Object Storage
Presenter: Darian LaTocha
Custom made sink mounts can reshape the way collections managers and archivists utilize flat file storage. Due to their construction, sink mounts provide the ability to safely stack 2D objects without causing damage to delicate surfaces. Sink mounts create microclimates and dust free environments for the long term storage of flat works of art. They can be used to safely store textiles, rare books, paper documents, and unframed works of art. By using sink mounts archivists and collections managers will not only increase their flat files storage capacity but will be able to efficiently store 2D items safely on open shelving. Aside from improving storage conditions, when careful designed, sink mounts can operate as displays for exhibition needs.

Half Day Workshop – 1pm-4:30pm

Care of Feathers
Presenter: Nancy Fonicello

Nancy Fonicello, an objects conservator in private practice, will teach about the care of feathers. She has taught workshops at numerous museums and cultural centers, most recently at the National Museum of the American Indian and Anchorage Museum. She will cover feathers as an artist material, how they are used, and how to care for them in a museum setting. Participants will experiment with feathers and learn some cleaning techniques.