Safeguarding Collections

Has your cultural institution hosted late night events with food and drink? Filmed TV or movie productions? Or perhaps had a motorcycle drive through the building that exhibit or store collections. Safeguarding collections can be a difficult task and determining which risks should be prioritized for mitigation is never easy. Compounding this, it’s becoming more and more commonplace for museums to host myriad events or engage in novel promotional activities. But there are ways collections stewardships can advocate for the safety of our collections while maintaining access. Join this C2C Care program to delve deeper into the type of issues collection stewards and other museum professionals encounter as at small and mid-sized institutions when presented with this type of situation.

Presenters 

 

Warren Bunn, Senior Manager, Collections and Exhibitions, Corning Museum of Glass

As the Corning Museum of Glass’s Senior Manager, Collections and Exhibitions, Warren Bunn is responsible for managing all aspects of the care and display of the Museum’s glass collections, including registration, preparation, conservation, installation, lighting, photography, and the collections management database. He oversees the planning and installation of all temporary exhibitions and displays, and manages all loans, both to and from the Museum.

Bunn formerly worked at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, where he was curatorial assistant and registrar for seven years. He also worked in various art galleries in upstate New York, and apprenticed with Westlake Conservators while in graduate school.

A working artist and musician, Bunn creates, exhibits, and sells his own paintings. He holds a bachelor’s degree in studio art from Hartwick College, and a master’s degree in museum studies from Syracuse University.

Moya Dumville, Paper Conservator and Risk Analysis Advisor, Protect Heritage & Professor of Conservation at the Fleming College Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management Program

Moya Dumville is a Paper Conservator and Risk Analysis Advisor at Protect Heritage, and a Professor of Conservation at the Fleming College Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management program. She studied Art History and Organic Chemistry, and earned her Master’s Degree in Art Conservation at Queen’s University. She lives in Kingston, Ontario, where she is a board member of Heritage Kingston and the Oak Street Community Garden and Food Forest.