WAIT, You Collect What?!? Things that go BOOM

May 4, 2023 @ 11:00am Pacific // Virtual Event // Free!

Did you not anticipate that explosive safety would be part of your collections management job? Join Beth Sanders of the U.S. Naval Undersea Museum and Kathleen Sligar of the Oregon Military Museum to consider the unique challenges of collecting everything from bullets to ballistic missiles. 

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 is sponsored by Cooke’s Crating  – thank you for your support!