CCAHA Collections Management Policy Toolkit (CMPT)

The Collections Management Policy Toolkit (CMPT) is a free online tool that allows users to build a customized Collections Management Policy for their organization or collection. Using a template developed by the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) with help from nationally renowned experts in the collections management field, the CMPT guides users through the process of creating a policy uniquely tailored to their collection and designed to meet professional, ethical, and legal standards.

Made possible with the generous support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and through partnership with the web design and development firm YIKES, Inc., the CMPToolkit has assisted in the creation of 120+ Collection Management Policies since its debut last fall. In this introductory webinar, speakers Dyani Feige and Alanna Shaffer will share how and why the CMPToolkit came to be, provide a live demonstration of the tool and offer best practices for its use. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions about the tool and how to building an effective Collections Management Policies can best support your specific organization or collection.


Dyani Feige, Preservation Services Director, CCAHA

Dyani Feige works with libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural organizations to conduct needs and risk assessments, assist in disaster planning, and help develop policy and planning documents for collections. She also develops and presents education programs on preservation and conservation concerns.

Dyani is a member of the Society of American Archivists (SAA), the American Library Association (ALA), the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC), the Delaware Valley Archivists Group (DVAG), and the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums (MAAM). She is a recognized Digital Archives Specialist through SAA.

Before joining the staff of CCAHA in 2010 as Preservation Specialist, Dyani worked in the Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives. She has also worked in the New York Public Library’s Preservation Division; for the Conference Board; and in the Special Collections & Archives at Kent State University. Dyani received her MS in Library and Information Science with a Certificate in Archives at Pratt Institute and her BM in Music Business from New York University.

Alanna Shaffer, Preservation Services Operations Manager, CCAHA

As Preservation Services Operations Manager, Alanna Shaffer is responsible for managing Preservation Services projects and streamlining departmental operations. Before joining the CCAHA team, Alanna worked as an Educator at the Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, where she assisted in the development of “Prisons Today”, the nation’s first exhibit devoted exclusively to the history and continued impact of mass incarceration. She has also served as the Historic Programs & Collections Assistant at Shane Confectionery and as the Philadelphia Tour Manager for Underground Donut Tours. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and recently earned her M.A. in Public History from Temple University, where her research was focused on the intersections of cultural labor and heritage display.


CCAHA Collections Management Policy Toolkit (CMPT) Presentation

Recording June 7, 2023 1 hour 6 minutes