Conservation & Collections

The Conservation & Collections program works with our membership to ensure that cultural heritage collections, which tell the story of Chicago’s communities, remain properly conserved, and accessible to the public.

Through this program Core Members may participate in an annual series of hands-on workshops – anywhere from best practices for the storage, handling, and display of artifacts and collections to collecting oral histories and creative interpretation of collections for the public. Members can also hire our Conservation & Collections Program Manager, Andrew Leith, to assist in short and long term collections projects at museums – teaching volunteers proper conservation practices, organizing new accessions or giving a consultation on what collections may need in the future.

For more information, email Conservation & Collections Program Manager Andrew Leith.