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RHSP: When to Call a Conservator

If you don’t have a conservator on staff, when should you contact one for assistance? This webinar will address what services are offered by trained professionals for the care and treatment of collection items. The discussion will include how to identify and prioritize conservation concerns, find resources, seek funding, and document the process.

About the Speaker: Robyn Haynie is the Assistant Director of Collections and Exhibitions and Conservator for the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. She is responsible for coordinating collections care and conservation for the UMFA and has received grants from the NEA and IMLS for projects in the collection. Robyn frequently collaborates with the UMFA’s marketing team to tell collections stories and increase awareness of collections care amongst the museum’s staff, visitors, and board. She led a panel on the topic of marketing collaborations and collections advocacy at the Western Museums Association 2018 Annual Meeting.

Robyn frequently works with the Utah Division of Arts and Museums and Utah Humanities to develop and deliver workshops and trainings on collections care throughout the state of Utah. During her graduate studies she received a Kress fellowship to work for the Gordion Archaeological Project. She received the Utah Museums Association 2018 Rising Professional Award and recently completed the Getty Leadership Institute’s NextGen 2019 program. She holds a BA in Egyptology from Brown University, an MA in Principles of Conservation from University College London, and an MSc. in Conservation for Archaeology and Museums from University College London.

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Major support for this program is generously provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.