Choosing Materials for Museum Storage

One of the most basic ways we can care for our museum collections is by making sure that their long-term storage is as safe as it can be for the materials in our care. This webinar will introduce a wide variety of potential storage materials and work through the decision-making process of why different materials should be chosen for particular storage applications and collection material type. At the end of the webinar, attendees should feel informed and confident in choosing storage materials for many of the most common types of museum collection materials. Attendees are invited to share examples of specific storage challenges they face.


Maggie Hill-Kipling is an objects conservator in Minneapolis, MN. She has a MS in Art Conservation from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation and a BA in Anthropology and Museum Studies from Beloit College in Wisconsin. Maggie spent the bulk of her career in Tucson, AZ at the University of Arizona working on cooperative agreements with the National Park Service’s Intermountain Museum Services Program, where she conducted collection condition surveys, implemented and advised on storage, rehousing, and move projects, and treated a wide variety of historic, archaeological, and Native American cultural materials.

Recording July 29, 2021
Duration 1 Hour 30 Minutes