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Wednesday, August 19 • 8:00am - 12:00pm
Museum Archives Section Standards and Best Practices Working Group Symposium

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Please join the Museum Archives Section Standards and Best Practices Working Group for a symposium focusing on museum archives, advocacy, and collaboration. The symposium will consider the role of museum archivists at their institutions, how they can advocate for their repositories, and how they can contribute to current discussions on the convergence of libraries, museums, and archives.


8:00-8:15 Introduction

Rachel Chatalbash,  Senior Archivist, Yale Center for British Art


8:15-9:15 An Archivist, a Registrar, and a Curator Walk into a Bar and...: Shared Challenges of Archivists and Other Museum Professionals

Heather Kajic, Collections Manager, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Jun Francisco, Director of Collections, Rock and Rock Hall of Fame

Jeanine Head Miller, Curator of Domestic Life, The Henry Ford

Margaret Burzynski Bays, Curator of Manuscripts, Western Reserve Historical Society

Sean Martin, Associate Curator for Jewish History, Western Reserve Historical Society

Erin Byrne, Cataloger, Andy Warhol Museum

Vic Fleischer, Head, Archival Services, University of Akron

Moderator: Brad Bauer, Chief Archivist, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum


9:15-10:15 ALA/SAA/AAM Joint Committee on Archives, Libraries, and Museums (CALM) and Primary Sources and Digital Curation in Education

Introduction to CALM: Rachel Vagts, Head of Special Collections & Archives, Berea College

Presenter: Jennifer Gunter King, Director of the Library, Hampshire College

Presenter: Joyce Ray, Faculty and Program Coordinator, Digital Curation in Museum Studies, Johns Hopkins University

Moderator: Lorraine Stuart, Chief of Archives, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston


10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-10:45  Coalition to Advance Learning in Archives, Libraries, and Museums

Donna McCrea, Head of Archives and Special Collections, University of Montana-Missoula

Amanda Focke, Assistant Head of Special Collections, Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Moderator: Brian Wilson, Digital Access and Preservation Archivist, The Henry Ford

10:45-11:15 Reflections on Cross-Disciplinary Knowledge for Museum Archivists

Maygene Daniels, Chief of Gallery Archives, National Gallery of Art

Moderator: Christiana Dobrzynski, Archivist, Dedalus Foundation

11:15-11:45 We Are What We Share, or Making the Case for Museum Archives

Kathleen Williams, Executive Director, National Historical Publications and Records Commission

11:45-12:00 Conclusion

Susan Hernandez, Digital Archivist and Systems Librarian, Cleveland Museum of Art

Questions? Please email Museum Archives Section Standards and Best Practices Co-Chairs Rachel Chatalbash (rachel.chatalbash@yale.edu) or Susan Hernandez (shernandez@clevelandart.org)

Wednesday August 19, 2015 8:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 20 Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

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