Chemung County Historical Society
Monday, October 22, 2018
Registration includes coffee, lunch, and all three sessions!
10:00-11:30am - Skeletons in the Closet: How to Tackle the Biggest Collections Challenges Head On
Miranda Peters, Collections Manager, Fort Ticonderoga
Margaret Staudter, Registrar, Fort Ticonderoga
Every museum has a corner, closet, or even room where “difficult” collections have accumulated. These are the overwhelming areas where you don’t know where to begin. Join the Fort Ticonderoga staff to discuss past museum practices, unfit storage spaces, documentation, and how to re-house over 23,000 objects in 12 months.
11:30 - 12:00pm - MANY Update: Advocacy & Programs by Erika Sanger
12:00 - 1:00pm - Lunch
1:00 - 2:30 - How to Facilitate Community Conversations
Michael Washburn, Director of Programs, Humanities New York
Connor Goodwin, Programs Officer, Humanities New York
Humanities New York will lead a special training workshop during which participants will develop their skills in making discussions more productive and engaging and will learn strategies to involve museum program attendees in thoughtful conversations.
2:45 - 4:15 - New World of Corporate Membership and Sponsorship
Becky Wehle, President & CEO, Genesee Country Village & Museum
The corporate giving landscape has changed in recent years as large companies (and their big gifts) disappear and smaller companies are looking for a stronger return on their investment. Join development staff, a fundraising consultant, and a corporate representative to exchange ideas about identifying, cultivating, and stewarding corporations for membership and sponsorship.
All workshop attendees are invited to MANY's Southern Tier Meet Up following at 4:30. Registration available here
Thank you to our Sponsors!