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Educating Your Governing Body about Collections Stewardship

Wednesday, Sept. 24
2–3:30 p.m. (ET)

Your museum’s governing body bears the ultimate responsibility for the stewardship of the collection, but board members rarely arrive with a background in museum operations and standards. Defining the governing body’s roles and responsibilities in this area is a critical part of board education and development.

Join us in this 90-minute webinar as we discuss the governing body’s involvement in collection stewardship and how to structure orientation and training to ensure the museum meets standards and ethics and avoids putting its objects, professional credibility and public trust at risk. Speakers will offer case studies that provide real-world solutions to commonly-faced problems. 

How Will I Benefit?

By participating in this program, attendees will be better able to:
  • Articulate the role board members should play in collections stewardship
  • Identify strategies for integrating collections stewardship into board orientation, meetings and discussions to minimize potential problems
  • Guide the board so that it focuses on the right level of engagement and is clear on its role vs. the staff’s role
  • Access resources and standards on governance and collections stewardship

Who Should Attend

  • Senior staff and collections staff members who interact with members of the governing authority
  • Board members


  • Allison Titman, accreditation program officer,  American Alliance of Museums (and board president, Friends of the Greenbelt Museum), Washington, DC
  • Danyelle Rickard, MAP program officer, American Alliance of Museums, Washington, DC
  • Erin Quinn Valcho, museum curator, Lacey Museum, Lacey, Washington
  • Jackie Hoff, director of collections services, Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul


  • Greg Stevens, assistant director, professional development, American Alliance of Museums, Washington, DC
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You will receive a registration confirmation email within 24 hours. Webinar access instructions will be sent via e-mail closer to the live event.

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Cancellation requests for Alliance professional development programs must be received in writing no later than one week prior to the event date to receive a full refund of your registration fees. Refund requests will not be accepted after that date. The Alliance reserves the right to cancel any program at any time, for any reason. In the event of a program cancellation by the Alliance, attendees will receive a full refund of their registration fees. For face-to-face programs, the Alliance is not responsible for any travel or hotel expenses incurred as a result of your participation or cancellation of an event.