Collections Management

  • Grantwriting for collections
  • Inventory planning/projects
  • Conservation troubleshooting (not CAP-level but general identification of potential problems)
  • Cataloging
  • Collections surveys (identifying what you have, what it represents, and where you might go in collecting)
  • Connecting collections (10,000-foot survey with recommending on putting collections together—what are the various relationships between the objects in your collection?)

Exhibitions Development

  • Initial concept
  • Research
  • Exhibition interpretive statement
  • Finding material for an exhibit
  • Organizational schemes
  • Label writing
  • Supervising installation
  • Training docents
  • Grantwriting

Mentoring First-Time Directors

  • What to do first
  • Working with a board
  • Planning
  • Problem-solving