RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Federation of North Carolina Historical Societies invites staff and volunteers of museums, historical societies and other cultural organizations, as well as undergraduate and graduate students, to participate in its spring workshops, “Inventory Ins and Outs, and Building Partnerships to Attract Visitors.”
According to the American Association of Museums, museums must know what they have, know they need and know where collections items are stored. Conducting regular inventories is an important means to achieving these goals. During “Inventory Ins and Outs,” workshop participants will learn about different types of collections inventories; gain strategies and tips for inventorying their collections; and collect resources to help them with their own inventory. Instruction includes how to appropriately tag and mark items with artifact identification numbers, and participants will practice these skills during a hands-on object marking activity. Terri Hudgins, registrar for the Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, will lead this session.
During the afternoon workshop session, Millie Barbee, Chief Executive Officer of High Country Host, and Angie Chandler, executive director of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, will explore heritage tourism and how to build partnerships with other organizations to attract more visitors to museums and cultural organizations.
The workshops run from 10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. and will be held April 8 in Goldsboro, May 4 in Asheville and May 18 in Pittsboro. Registration is due one week before each workshop and costs $20 for Federation members, $25 for non-members, and $18 for undergraduate and graduate students. Visit www.fnchs.org/fund/fund.htm for a registration form or call (919) 807-7395 for more information.
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