FREE: Staff of Tier 3 Museum Members and FAIC members

$25: Staff of Tier 2 Museum Members and Individual Members

$50: Staff of Tier 1 Museum Members and Non-members


In collaboration with the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC)

Produced and co-sponsored by LearningTimes

Sponsored by The Inge Foundation



Phone: 866-226-2150

Live Webinar:
Raising Money for Collections Conservation

Thursday, Nov. 8
2-3:30 p.m. (ET)

In this 90-minute webinar, presenters will use case studies to discuss various models and approaches to help leaders of collecting institutions of all sizes more successfully fund collections conservation by highlighting conservation needs to the board, donors and visitors.

The presentation will highlight hard facts and real examples proving the benefits of the conservation-in-action approach, in terms of offers of funding, increased visitor numbers, regular repeat visits and greater visitor enjoyment. Presenters will examine what makes for a successful “adopt-an-artifact” program, consider variations on these programs that have been tried and explore how these programs can be combined with social media campaigns. 

Case studies include: Adopt-a-Carousel (Shelburne Museum, VT), the National Trust Open Conservation projects (UK) and others.

Please note: grant writing and large gift solicitations will not be covered in this webinar.

Who Should Attend

Conservators, collections managers, registrars, curators, development and membership staff, directors, CEOs, PR and marketing staff from collecting institutions of all sizes.

How Will I Benefit?

After participating in this webinar, attendees will be better able to:

  • Identify approaches for successfully funding collection conservation efforts
  • Integrate social media into fundraising campaigns
  • Communicate conservation needs to the board, donors and visitors

All live webinars feature text chat, audience interactivity, closed-captioning, and access to presentation handouts and other resources. All webinars are recorded and archived for later on-demand access. 


  • Catriona Hughes, freelance project conservator, UK (currently working with National Trust)
  • Sarah Kay, freelance project curator, UK (currently working with National Trust)
  • Nancie Ravenel, objects conservator, Shelburne Museum, VT


  • Greg Stevens, assistant director, professional development, American Alliance of Museums, Washington, D.C.
  • Adam La Faci, field producer, LearningTimes, LLC, New York

You will receive a registration confirmation email within 24 hours. Webinar access instructions will be sent via email closer to the live event.

For more program-related information, contact Greg Stevens.

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Cancellation Policy

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.