Behind the Scenes at the DIA: Conservation, Registration, and Storage (Detroit Institute of Arts)

  • August 04, 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit
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Behind the Scenes at the DIA: Conservation, Registration, and Storage
August 4

Detroit Institute of Arts

In this workshop, participants will break into small groups and rotate between the Conservation, Registration, and Collections Management Departments of the Detroit Institute of Art.  Each session will begin with a short presentation followed by a behind the scenes tour that will demonstrate the methods and concerns outlined in the presentation. Some sessions will include practical techniques and hands on experiences such as caring for and dusting objects in galleries, accession tracking and exhibition management, and storage and object organization techniques.  Conservation methods reviewed will include examination, handling and basic care; registration methods and exhibition planning; and storage planning and configuration. 

The workshop will be led by the following DIA staff:

John Steele
Interim Executive Director, Collection Strategies and Information
Director of Conservation

Kim Dziurman
Director of Registration

Terry Birkett
Assistant Director of Collection Strategies and Information
Director of Collections Management

Cost includes morning refreshments, lunch, and materials.


$50 Members
$100 Non-Members
Registration is available through July 28.

Members: You must log in first to be able to register at the Member price.  Please contact the MMA office if you need assistance.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made by the registration deadline to receive a refund.

 The Michigan Museums Association is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Michigan Museums Association 313-334-7643 PO Box 5246, Cheboygan, MI 49721

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