WAIT, You Collect What?!? Living Collections

March 6, 2023 @ 1pm Pacific // (Virtual Event)

So your collections are alive, what comes next? Join Rachel Burlington of the Portland Rose Garden, alongside Dr. Mandy Tu of the Hoyt Arboretum and Seth Menser of the Oregon Zoo for a discussion on how plant and herbarium collections fit into museum collections management, and how best practices can be a little bit different when you need to keep your collection alive!

This event is part of the Registrars Committee Western Region’s 2023 (virtual) dive into the worlds of specialty collections. Every museum has something a bit bizarre, but sometimes a main component of your collection or mission makes you think outside the box. Are your collections alive? Do you drive your artifacts? Or has your museum studies degree put you in charge of explosive safety for over 100 torpedoes? Let’s learn how different institutions are acquiring, cataloging, and managing these collections; you might learn something to bring back to your institution, or be more grateful for what you collect!

This event was sponsored by ArtWork FAS – thank you for your support!