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Workshop on fund raising

From: Kristen Overbeck <kristen_overbeck>
Date: Thursday, February 2, 1995
Workshop Will Show How To Augment Fund Raising Using Collections Care As
federal funds for cultural institutions are increasingly threatened in
the new political climate, museums must turn to the private sector and
state and local governments for more support. So the National Institute
for the Conservation of Cultural Property (NIC) and the Development and
Membership Committee (DAM) of the American Association of Museums (AAM)
are sponsoring a workshop to explore how museums can target these
sources by making a fund-raising case using collections care.

Capitalizing on Collections Care, a one-day workshop, will demonstrate
how museums can creatively incorporate collections care, conservation
and preservation into fund-raising activities. Collections care can be
an effective tool for raising money and invigorating a fund-raising
program. Both the collections care program and the museum in general
will benefit from these new methods. Highlights of the program include:

    *   a keynote address by Arthur W. Schultz, museum trustee and
        former chair of the National Committee to Save America's
        Cultural Collections;

    *   a panel on successful collections care fund-raising strategies
        at several museums;

    *   a case study of the fund-raising-collections care partnership at
        the Detroit Institute of Arts;

    *   a panel of foundation representatives sharing their perspectives
        on the usefulness of collections care in funding proposals; and

    *   a speaker on an entrepreneurial approach to collections care.

The workshop is scheduled immediately before the American Association of
Museums Annual Meeting on 20 May 1995 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at
the Philadelphia Marriott Hotel. Registration is $100, with discounts
offered for DAM members and additional registrations from an
institution.

The National Institute for Conservation of Cultural Property serves as a
forum for conservation and preservation activities. Through its
Increasing Funds for Collections Care Project, NIC sponsors workshops to
teach collecting institutions how to use collections care, conservation
and preservation for fund raising.

The Development and Membership Committee is a standing professional
committee of the American Association of Museums with more than 500
members. The committee publishes a quarterly newsletter and sponsors
programs at regional and national museum association meetings. For more
information please contact:

Kristen Overbeck
National Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Property
3299 K Street, NW
Suite 602
Washington, DC 20007
202-625-1495
Fax: 202-625-1485

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