WAIT, You Collect What?!?
In Plane Site: Art in a Very Public Space

September 28, 2023 @ 10:00am Pacific // Virtual Event

Did you know that there is only one AAM-accredited museum located inside an airport? The SFO Museum has 30+ exhibition sites throughout the airport, and they install about 30 new exhibits each year on diverse themes across art, history, science, and cultural topics. Most of these exhibits are loan-based, but their staff also manages a permanent collection of aviation-related material and maintains San Francisco’s Public Art Collection at the Airport, including site-specific sculptures, large-scale murals and paintings, and photography.

We’ll be joined by Alisa Tsuji, Curator in Charge of Registration for the museum, Jamie O’Keefe, Museum Registrar, and Claire Tsai, Associate Museum Registrar, bringing with them a combined 20 years of experience in this unique environment. So grab your boarding pass, and let’s discuss the unique challenges of registration and collections care in this very public exhibit space, and how their work enriches the public experience at San Francisco International Airport.

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 Cooke’s Crating – thank you for your support!