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Wednesday, August 15 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
SAA Museum Archives Section Standards/Best Practices Working Group Symposium

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In most museums, the archives isn’t the only department stewarding records of archival or permanent value. Other departments, such as curatorial, conservation, and registration, also manage such records and are in charge of all aspects of their care, from preservation to access. Though they exist beyond their holdings, museum archivists are uniquely positioned to collaborate with colleagues on the management of these important records. How they may undertake this, if at all, varies widely from institution to institution. The Museum Archives Section’s Standards and Best Practices Working Group Annual Symposium will explore the museum archivist’s role in the care and stewardship of records held outside of the archives to begin to reach a consensus on best practices.

9:00 – 9:15: Welcome: Rachel Chatalbash, Yale Center for British Art

9:15 – 9:45: James Moske and Angela Salisbury, The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Collaboration with Curatorial Staff to Manage Archives at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

9:45 – 10:15: Rebecca Morgan, American Museum of Natural History: Field Books and Other Important Boundary Materials: Archival Collections in Science Museums

10:15 – 10:30: Break

10:30 – 11:00: Cate Peebles, Yale Center for British Art: Stepping Out of the Archives: Proactive Practice for Born-digital Art Collection Documentation

11:00 – 11:30: Tali Han, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum: Dissemination and Access of Complex Records: Panza Collection Initiative, Phase III

11:30 – 12:00: Roundtable discussion with speakers, moderated by Tara Z. Laver, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and Katherine Meyers Satriano, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

Questions? Please email Working Group co-chairs rachel.chatalbash@yale.edu and megan_schwenke@harvard.edu.


Rachel Chatalbash

Senior Archivist, Yale Center for British Art
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Tali Han

Archivist and Manager, Library and Archives, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Tali Han is the Archivist and Manager of Library and Archives at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Her responsibilities include reference services, staff training, database management, born-digital archives, project management, records management, and archival process... Read More →
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Tara Laver

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
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Rebecca Morgan

Special Collections Archivist, American Museum of Natural History
Rebecca Morgan is the Special Collections Archivist in the American Museum of Natural History. Her responsibilities include managing an ongoing efforts to identify, describe and advise on the stewardship of archival collections across the museum.
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Jim Moske

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Cate Peebles

NDSR Art Postgrad Researcher, Yale University
I am a NDSR Art resident at the YCBA working on a project that addresses born-digital permanent collection documentation, database preservation, and archival advocacy. I'm interested in museum archives, artists' archives, digital preservation, and the use of archives/ archival materials... Read More →
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Angela Salisbury

Assistant Archivist, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Katherine Meyers Satriano

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

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