Museum Archives Standards and Best Practices Working Group: 2017 Symposium "Work in Progress”

Museum Archives Standards and Best Practices Working Group

“Work in Progress” Symposium

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 9am-12noon

Oregon Convention Center


The Museum Archives Section Standards and Best Practices Working Group is holding a half-day symposium on museum archives “work in progress.” Presenters will share pilots, road-tests, and in-progress projects not yet finished with attendees to answer questions on implementation to date as well as solicit feedback and suggestions on next steps. The symposium will feature four case studies, three lightning round presentations, and plenty of time for questions and small group discussion.


9:00-9:05 Introduction

Megan Schwenke, Harvard Art Museums


9:05-10:25 Work in Progress: Case Studies

"Putting on a Show: The Present and Future of MoMA's Online Exhibition History and Artist Index"  

Speaker: Jonathan Lill, Museum of Modern Art

Facilitator: Rebecca Morgan, American Museum of Natural History

Putting on a Show presentation slides


"DIA Research Library & Archives Work in Progress"

Speaker: James Hanks, Detroit Institute of Arts

Facilitator: Mike Satalof, Bard Graduate Center

DIA Research Library & Archives Work in Progress presentation slides


"Email Archiving as Work in Progress"

Speakers: Tali Han, Katherine Martinez, and Jenny Korns, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Facilitator: Brian Wilson, Benson Ford Research Center, The Henry Ford

Email Archiving as Work in Progress presentation slides


"Managing Wisconsin Public Television Video Interviews”

Speaker: Ellen Brooks, Wisconsin Veterans Museum 

Facilitator: Gregory Raml, American Museum of Natural History

Managing Wisconsin Public Television Video Interviews presentation slides


10:25-10:40 Break


10:40-11:15 Work in Progress: Lightning Round


"Footprints of Jekyll Island," Rose Marie Kimball, Jekyll Island Museum

Footprints of Jekyll Island presentation slides


"Someone Else’s Spreadsheet: Integrating Object-Level and Series-Level Description in the Charles James Papers," Caitlin McCarthy, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Someone Else’s Spreadsheet presentation slides


"Digital Connections: Re-uniting the Marjorie Merriweather Post Papers," Abby Stambach, Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens

Digital Connections presentation slides

Facilitator: Ryan Evans, Bard College, Center for Curatorial Studies and Hessel Museum of Art


11:15-12:00 Small Group Discussion Round Robin


During the last portion of the symposium, speakers will move to individual stations for follow-up questions and small group discussions. Attendees will be able to rotate between speakers and visit three of their choice.  Each rotation will last 15 minutes.