About Connecting to Collections Care

Connecting to Collections Care is committed to serving small and mid-sized cultural institutions and helping staff and volunteers at those institutions care for their collections in the best way possible.

Our Team

Connecting to Collections Care Advisory Group

  • Nicole Grabow, Chair
    Director of Preventative Conservation, Midwest Art Conservation Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Megan Narvey, Assistant Chair
    Outreach Conservator, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Ann Kearney, CCN Liaison
    Collections Conservator, University at Albany—SUNY


  • Reneé Anderson
    Collections Manager, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC
  • Melissa King
    Conservation Liaison, Conserv
  • Amanda Murray
    Preservation Specialist, Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York, Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Crista Pack
    Objects Conservator, Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, MO
  • Emily Rainwater
    Conservator in private practice
  • Sarah Saxe
    Museum Curator, Death Valley National Park, CA
  • Sally Shelton
    Associate Professor of Practice and Associate Chair, Heritage and Museum Sciences, Lubbock, TX
  • Samantha (Sam) Snell
    National Collections Program, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
  • Silvia Manrique Tamayo
    Collections Manager/Conservator, Wolfsonian-FIU, Miami, FL

Program Administrators

  • Robin Bauer Kilgo (c2cc@culturalheritage.org)
    C2C Care Coordinator, Silver Spring, MD
  • Tiffani Emig, FAIC staff liaison
    Deputy Director, AIC and FAIC, Washington, DC


Monitors volunteer in two-week increments to review and respond to posts in the online community, reaching out to expert volunteers as needed for additional advice.

Victoria Kablys | Rebecca Smyrl | Sharon L Fickeissen | Elizabeth Stone | Karen Jones | Rebecca Gridley | Lisa Imamura | Lyudmyla Babadzhanova | Arianna Buffagni | Saira Haqqi| Luisa Casella


Experts volunteer on an on-call basis to provide professional expertise to monitors as they respond to community posts.

Amy Sullivan | Andrea Chevalier | Deborah Trupin | Donia Conn | Doug Sanders | Dyani Feige| Gawain Weaver | Ingrid Neuman | Jennifer Hain Teper | Katherine Ridgway | Kerith Schrager | Laura McCann | Lorraine Schnabel | Margaret (Meg) Geiss-Mooney | Paul Himmelstein | Priscilla Anderson | Rachael Arenstein | Rebecca Elder| Richard L Kerschner | Shannon Zachary | Toni Kiser | Wendy Jessup

C2C Care History

The Foundation for Advancement in Conservation has been administering Connecting to Collections Care (C2C Care) since December 2014. Program advancement has been made possible in part by grant support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

This community began in 2010 as Connecting to Collections Online Community, a part of the Institute of Museum and Library Services‘ (IMLS) national initiative Connecting to Collections (C2C). Initially, this Online Community was moderated by Heritage Preservation in cooperation with the American Association for State and Local History and with support form the IMLS.