Preserving America’s Diverse Heritage Preservation

January 31 and February 1, 2008
High Museum of Art and Woodruff Arts Center
Atlanta, Georgia

 

Three hundred museum, library, and archive professionals from 41 states and the District of Columbia  gathered in Atlanta January 31 and February 1 for the forum Preserving America’s Diverse Heritage, sponsored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in partnership with Heritage Preservation. This was the first of four meetings around the country raising awareness about the threats facing the nation’s valuable and endangered collections. IMLS, the primary source of federal support for the nation’s museums and libraries, launched the forums as part of the national initiative, Connecting to Collections: A Call to Action. The multi-year, multi-faceted initiative aims to help museums and libraries save their collections from damage caused by poor storage conditions and exposure to light, humidity, and high temperatures.

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Opening Remarks

• Michael Shapiro, Nancy and Holcombe T. Green, Jr., Director, High Museum of Art
• The Honorable Anne-Imelda Radice, Director, Institute of Museum and Library Services
• The Honorable Bruce Cole, Chairman, National Endowment for the Humanities
• Lawrence L. Reger, President, Heritage Preservation


The Significance of and Challenges Facing America’s Diverse Collections

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Moderator: Marsha Semmel, Deputy Director for Museum Services and Strategic Initiatives, IMLS
• Loretta O’Brien Parham, CEO & Library Director, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center
• Susana Torruella Leval, Director Emeritus, El Museo del Barrio, New York
• Sven D. Haakanson, Jr., Executive Director, Alutiiq Museum, Kodiak, Alaska


Connecting to Solutions: Addressing Issues of Special Significance to Diverse Collections

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Moderator: Schroeder Cherry, Counselor to the Director, IMLS
• Alyce Sadongei, Assistant Curator for Native American Relations, Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona
• Debra Hess Norris, Chair and Professor, Department of Art Conservation, University of Delaware
• Alan Lewis, Audiovisual Consultant, Washington, D.C.
• Case Study: Tamástslikt Cultural Institute, Pendleton, Oregon; Roberta Conner, Director

Remarks

The Honorable Anne-Imelda Radice, Director, Institute of Museum and Library Services
Allen E. Hill, Senior Vice President for Human Resources, UPS


Introduction

The Honorable Shirley Franklin, Mayor of Atlanta


Keynote Address

Lonnie G. Bunch, III, Director, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution


Remarks and Special Announcement Regarding IMLS/Bank of America Partnership

Anne-Imelda Radice, Director, Institute of Museum and Library Services and Shirley Mitchell, Senior Vice President, Bank of America


Connecting to Solutions: Covering the Fundamentals


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Moderator: Mary Chute, Deputy Director for Library Services, IMLS
• Mary Jo (MJ) Davis, Conservator, Newark, Vermont
• David W. Carmicheal, Director, Georgia Division of Archives and History
• Leslie Guy, Conservator, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
• Case Study: Hampton University Museum and Archives, Hampton, Virginia; Vernon Courtney, Director

Connecting to Funding and the Public


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Moderator:  Nancy Rogers, Senior Project Coordinator, IMLS
• Joyce Hill Stoner, Professor, Art Conservation, University of Delaware/Winterthur
• Alicia Philipp, President, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc.
• Case Study: National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque; Eduardo Diaz, Executive Director
• Case Study: Wing Luke Asian Museum, Seattle; Ron Chew, former Executive Director
 
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