Online Workshop: Accessioning and Deaccessioning

  • 24 Sep 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Online
  • 66


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Accessioning and Deaccessioning

Common Issues and Pitfalls

An online workshop

“An art museum, if it is to serve the cultural and educational needs of the community, cannot remain static. It must keep abreast of the advances of the times, like every other institution whose purpose is to educate and enlighten the community.” In other words, to fulfill its mission, a museum must keep pace with a changing society. Integral to this process are acquiring and deaccessioning works.

This hour-long workshop will discuss common issues and pitfalls of accessioning and deaccessioning through an approachable analysis of selected court cases and legal doctrines, federal and state law, and policies from the American Association of Museums and the Association of Art Museum Directors.

Your Presenter

Joy Naifeh is a graduate of the University of Maine School of Law, cum laude. Joy received bachelor’s degrees in History and Anthropology, summa cum laude, from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a Master’s Degree in Historic Preservation Planning from Cornell University. Joy entered law school to facilitate a career shift from the preservation of individual homes and landscapes to a wider involvement in the protection of our built environment and other facets of cultural heritage. To this end she attended the Tulane-Siena Institute for International Law, Cultural Heritage & the Arts and spent a semester studying at DePaul University College of Law’s Center for Art, Museum & Cultural Heritage Law during which she externed with the Chicago History Museum. She recently published an article entitled “Reinterpreting the Authenticity of Reconstructed World Heritage Properties for the Twenty-First Century,” in the DePaul Journal of Art, Technology & Intellectual Property.

Joy is currently an associate with Woodman Edmands Danylik Austin Smith & Jacques, P.A. in Biddeford, Maine, and is also a member of the City of Portland’s Historic Preservation Board.

Attending an Online Workshop

To participate in this online workshop you will need access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection.  We will be using Zoom to host this workshop as an online videoconference.  Once you register, you will immediately be sent instructions for logging in via automatically sent email.

If you do not have access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection, you will still be able to call in on a telephone, but you will unfortunately not be able to see any of the participants or visuals. 

Online registration will be open through September 24.

The fee for members is $20.  Non-members pay $30.

Members of MAM enjoy discounted registration (MAM members please log in first).  If you're not a MAM member, join today!

Funding has been provided by The Maine Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan of 2020.

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