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Wednesday, July 26 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
SAA Museum Archives Section Standards/Best Practices Working Group Symposium

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“Work in Progress” Symposium

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 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, four lightning round presentations, and plenty of time for questions and small group discussion.
9:00 am – 9:05 am Introduction
Megan Schwenke, Harvard Art Museums
9:05 am – 10:25 am 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
"DIA Research Library & Archives Work in Progress"
Speaker: James Hanks, Detroit Institute of Arts
Facilitator: Mike Satalof, Bard Graduate Center
"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
"Managing Wisconsin Public Television Video Interviews”
Speaker: Ellen Brooks, Wisconsin Veterans Museum
Facilitator: Gregory Raml, American Museum of Natural History
10:25 am – 10:40 am Break
10:40 am – 11:15 am Work in Progress: Lightning Round
"Footprints of Jekyll Island," Rose Marie Kimball, Jekyll Island Museum
"Someone Else’s Spreadsheet: Integrating Object-Level and Series-Level Description in the Charles James Papers," Caitlin McCarthy, Metropolitan Museum of Art
"Digital Connections: Re-uniting the Marjorie Merriweather Post Papers," Abby Stambach, Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens
"Processing the Cornell Capa Papers: Requiring Exceptional Courage and Enterprise," Matthew Carson and Emily Dunne, International Center of Photography
Facilitator: Ryan Evans, Bard College, Center for Curatorial Studies and Hessel Museum of Art
11:15 am – 12:00 pm 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.

Wednesday July 26, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT
A105 Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE MLK, Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97232