Register for "Essential Policies & Procedures" in Lockport and Corning by Thursday, March 12

Fri, 02/28/2020 - 09:36

The deadline is approaching to register for our first two workshop sessions of Essential Policies and Procedures for Cultural Institutions. Sessions begin on Thursday, March 26 at the Niagara County Historical Society and Friday, March 27 at The Corning Museum of Glass. Learn more and register below!

As always, DHPSNY's workshops are presented free of charge for New York institutions, and space is limited. Visit for a complete schedule of upcoming programs.


Essential Policies and Procedures for Cultural Institutions
Presenter: Anastasia Matijkiw, Program Manager, DHPSNY
Time: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Click here to register.

An institution’s collections care and business practices are defined by its written policies and procedures. Institutional memory is often lost through staff changes, but best practices are encoded in these important documents. This program will provide an overview of policy and planning documents that are essential for collections care, such as collections management policies, handling guidelines, and mission statements. Participants will learn the critical components of these documents and be given tangible examples of how to adapt them to different institutions. Policy development, approval, and implementation responsibilities of staff, volunteers, and board will be discussed.


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