Designed for any staff, volunteers, board members, or fundraisers involved in collections care, this workshop is an interactive primer to make participants more aware of the legal issues involved in conservation and management of cultural collections. The speaker, who has experience acting as legal counsel for cultural institutions, will discuss the most common legal issues these organizations face. The workshop will address ways institutions can limit liability and preserve and protect their collections in activities from licensing to publishing, communicating with donors to deaccessioning, lending, exhibiting, and storing collection items. The session will also cover some critical issues that institutions should consider if they are leveraging collections to generate additional revenue.
Registered participants are encouraged to send their organizations’ collections management policies, lending agreements, and other documents to the workshop facilitator for feedback and to email questions in advance of the workshop. Documents and questions submitted in advance will be kept anonymous but will be used to guide the discussion and to tailor the workshop to the needs of the participants.
Speaker: Morgen Cheshire, Esq., Legal Counsel for Nonprofit Organizations
Location: The Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, PA
Time: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM (registration begins at 9:15 AM)
The Philadelphia Stewardship Program Collections Care Training programs are partially subsidized through generous funding from the William Penn Foundation, with additional support from the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, the Independence Foundation, and Sovereign Bank.