Collections Care and Social Justice

Join Connecting to Collections Care for a live panel discussion on the topic of protest collections that will feature speakers who are facing (or have faced) the challenges of preserving protest art and are willing to share their experiences. The goals of this conversation are to connect caretakers with one another, to raise awareness of issues related to protest art, and to inform the preservation community about the amazing work that is being done. Topics to be covered include:

-Caring for ephemeral material
-Preparation for winter and the impact of weather on outdoor materials
-Advancing the social justice movement through preservation / caretaking as an act of social justice
-Community and volunteers
-Practical and political concerns


Jeanelle Austin, Caretaker of The George Floyd Memorial,
Whitney Broadaway, Collections Manager, Orange County Regional History Center,
Katherine Ridgway, State Archaeological Conservator, Virginia Department of Historic Resources,
Dr. Heather Shirey, Professor of Art History, The College of Arts and Sciences, University of St. Thomas,


C2C Care Collections Care and Social Justice Resource Document

Recorded: Monday, November 9, 2020
Duration: 1 Hour