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Rethinking the
Role of Collections
in your Museum
Trevor Jones
activecollections.org
Active
Collections
Let’s talk
about
Impact
www.activecollections.org
Rainey Tisdale Elee Wood Trevor Jones
Active Collections
A MANIFESTO FOR ACTIVE HISTORY MUSEUM COLLECTIONS
by Trevor Jones...
Are your artifacts lazy?
Tier your
Collections!
Nine Effective Practices
For Building Audiences
www.activecollections.org
Active Collections: Rethinking the Role of Collections in your Museum. A Presentation at Iowa Museum Conference
Active Collections: Rethinking the Role of Collections in your Museum. A Presentation at Iowa Museum Conference
Active Collections: Rethinking the Role of Collections in your Museum. A Presentation at Iowa Museum Conference
Active Collections: Rethinking the Role of Collections in your Museum. A Presentation at Iowa Museum Conference
Active Collections: Rethinking the Role of Collections in your Museum. A Presentation at Iowa Museum Conference
Active Collections: Rethinking the Role of Collections in your Museum. A Presentation at Iowa Museum Conference
Active Collections: Rethinking the Role of Collections in your Museum. A Presentation at Iowa Museum Conference
Active Collections: Rethinking the Role of Collections in your Museum. A Presentation at Iowa Museum Conference
Active Collections: Rethinking the Role of Collections in your Museum. A Presentation at Iowa Museum Conference
Active Collections: Rethinking the Role of Collections in your Museum. A Presentation at Iowa Museum Conference
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Active Collections: Rethinking the Role of Collections in your Museum. A Presentation at Iowa Museum Conference

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From a plenary talk given by Trevor Jones at the October 2015 Iowa Museum Conference in Pella, Iowa. Read the text of the talk at activecollections.org

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Active Collections: Rethinking the Role of Collections in your Museum. A Presentation at Iowa Museum Conference

  1. 1. Rethinking the Role of Collections in your Museum Trevor Jones activecollections.org Active Collections
  2. 2. Let’s talk about Impact
  3. 3. www.activecollections.org
  4. 4. Rainey Tisdale Elee Wood Trevor Jones Active Collections A MANIFESTO FOR ACTIVE HISTORY MUSEUM COLLECTIONS by Trevor Jones and Rainey Tisdale Millions of artifacts in museum collections across the country are not actively supporting the institutions that steward them. Museums of all types are experiencing this problem, but it is particularly entrenched in history museums. Most history museums possess thousands of poorly maintained, inadequately cataloged, and underutilized artifacts. Instead of being active assets, these lazy artifacts drain vital
  5. 5. Are your artifacts lazy?
  6. 6. Tier your Collections!
  7. 7. Nine Effective Practices For Building Audiences
  8. 8. www.activecollections.org

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