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AAM’s collections stewardship programs cover topics such as storage and handling, developing policies and procedures, and handling collections backlogs.

On-demand programs are free to Individual, Ally, Industry, Tier 2, and Tier 3 Members. Be sure to log in to your membership account to access these programs.

Decolonizing Museum Collections: A Conversation between Colleagues in the Field (CSAAM)

Are you curious about the work surrounding Decolonizing museum collections? Presented by Collections Stewardship Professional Network (CSAAM) and the CSAAM Emerging Museum Professional …

Telling Trans Stories Through Collections and Exhibitions

View this recorded webinar organized by the co-chairs of the AAM LGBTQ+ Alliance’s Task Force for Transgender Inclusion, panelists Margaret Middleton and Eric Feingold share their …

Back by Popular Demand! Collections Conundrums: Current Issues and Resolutions

Watch this recorded webinar discussing the challenges collections professionals face when working with cultural objects and thei…

Tackling Collections Backlogs for Small Museums

Watch this recorded webinar in which small museum professionals discuss issues related to tackling collection…

Orphan Works Basics and Best Practices

Watch this recorded webinar on “Orphan works” which are works that are protected by copyright but the identity or whereabouts of the rights holder are …

Collections Assessment for Small Museums

Watch this recorded webinar that discusses issues related to assessing collections, including object assessment and condition reporting, storage and housing, environmental conditions, and …

Fundamentals of a Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response Plan

Examine the required elements of a disaster preparedness and emergency response plan based on national standards, and how this critical document intersects with all aspects of your …

Developing an Effective Collections Management Policy

Watch this interview-style recorded webinar discussing standards, essential elements, and challenges/successes of developing an effective collections managem…

Collections and Storage Handling on a Shoestring

Watch this recorded webinar discussing practical solutions to collections storage issues and ways to effectively care for collections using available materials, resources, and your own …

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