Collections, Preservation and Registration (CPR)
The Collections, Preservation and Registration (CPR) Professional Interest Group is made up of those ALHFAM members who are responsible for the care and preservation of museum collections or who advise museums and historical societies on collections and preservation issues.
Martha B. Katz-Hyman
2015 Annual Meeting News:
On June 19, 2015, CPR members spent the day at the York County Historical Museum, prior to the beginning of the annual meeting and conference, reorganizing their non-collections storage areas. We took advantage of the availability of ALHFAM's funding to assist with skills training, to help the Museum by giving them $250 with which to purchase new shelving for these storage areas. The museum's staff were very grateful, and we were able to use the collections management experience of CPR members to make sure that the shelving was used in an effective way.
During the 2015 annual meeting, several CPR members did sessions on various aspects of collections management, conservation, and material culture. During our PIG meeting, we discussed what kinds of sessions we might present at the 2016 meeting in Baton Rouge. Included were sessions on integrated pest management, interpretation of collections, 3-D printing for replicas, rehousing techniques, and how to do collections research.
Contact Martha Katz-Hyman, CPR Chair, to get on the mailing list and be part of the PIG!