Objects in museum collections are priceless and irreplaceable. Yet museums allow just about anyone to walk through their doors and enjoy the exhibitions on what amounts to an honor system. Sometimes visitors have ulterior motives and sometimes visitors can be destructive. Are we as museum professionals taking too many risks with our prized objects? Facilitator: Heather Ann Bennett, Collections Manager, University Art Galleries Department, Texas A&M.
As part of our SEAD After Dark series, we will provide the venue, snacks, and facilitator, and all you have to do is register and BYOB! This class costs $9.50, or you can register for all 3 classes for $25. You must register to attend the course. To register, visit seadgallery.com/sead-after-dark.
Heather Ann Bennett is the Collections Manager at the Forsyth Galleries at Texas A&M. She received her MA in Museums Studies and Collections Management from University College London, London, England. Prior to working at A&M, Heather was a Collections Assistant at the Imperial War Museum, London and has been working with non-profits and art dealers for almost 20 years.