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Sunday, May 15 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm
(Collection Care) Comprehensive collection risk assessment at the Museum Victoria

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Occupying multiple buildings, holding large and highly diverse collections, and working within a large matrix management structure are issues that create heightened challenges and opportunities for collection care and preservation. These factors necessitate whole-of-collections and enterprise-wide preventive approaches. Museum Victoria is committed to comprehensive collection risk assessment, as its key framework to drive future investment of resources in collection care and preservation. The cultural property risk analysis model (CPRAM), including its most recent revisions, is being used to structure and document this assessment. Methodological enhancements, such as precautionary defaults for risk variables and delineating respective risk accountabilities for different stakeholders,have clarified communication about risk issues between internal stakeholders.

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avatar for Maryanne McCubbin

Maryanne McCubbin

Head, Strategic Collection Management, Museum Victoria
Maryanne McCubbin is Head, Strategic Collection Management at Museum Victoria. With multiple tertiary qualifications in history and information management, Maryanne has worked in archives and museums for close to thirty years. Her work has centered on the development, care and preservation, use and interpretation of collections. Her current position involves addressing the big, tough issues around managing a major, complex state collection.
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Robert Waller

President, Protect Heritage Corp.
Specializing in cultural property risk assessment and management. Strong background in natural sciences, preventive conservation, material science and conservation science. Accredited by Canadian Association of Professional Conservators.


Sunday May 15, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 516 AB


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