This comprehensive 2-day conference, presented by CCAHA in partnership with the Midwest Art Conservation Center and hosted and cosponsored by the Minnesota Historical Society, addressed storage planning needs for institutions of all sizes.
Experts in the field of design, space planning, and environmental control and modification spoke about practical methods and applications to improve and maximize storage spaces for cultural collections. Sessions included case studies and demonstrated how institutions of various sizes have implemented storage initiatives.
Speakers addressed topics such as the essentials of collections storage; allocating resources and funding for collections storage projects; space planning; environmental considerations; understanding HVAC systems; factors for selection in off-site storage; retrofitting less than ideal storage spaces; visible storage; and moving collections. View PDFs of their presentations below.
Laura Hortz Stanton and Neil C. Cockerline