Constructing Affordable Storage Mounts and Supports
Instructor: Anna Cannizzo
Date: October 16-19, 2018
The vast majority of cultural heritage collections are located in storage spaces of all types and sizes making the method these objects are housed one of the most important factors for their long-term preservation. This hands-on workshop is designed for those responsible for the care and use of museum objects with a strong focus on creating practical storage mounts and supports that can be reasonably constructed by museum staff. The course will provide information and tools so that emerging and existing professionals at institutions of all types, sizes, and resource levels can learn how to strategize and construct safe and appropriate collection storage solutions.
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Anna is the Durow Curator of Collections and Decorative Arts at the Oshkosh Public Museum (OPM) in Oshkosh, WI. At OPM, Anna is responsible for a broad spectrum of collections activities as they relate to the management, preservation and scholarship for a large diverse collection of cultural heritage in the areas of art, history, anthropology, and natural history. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Federation of Museums. Formerly, she served as the Curator of Collections at Denison Museum where she was responsible for the care and use of their collection. Anna has directed an IMLS Conservation Project Support Grant to stabilize works on paper, assisted in obtaining grants for the Conservation Assessment Program in addition to an IMLS Museums for America grant in the area of Collections Stewardship and served as a state representative for the Midwest Registrar’s Committee. Anna earned her B.A and M.S. in Anthropology with a certificate in Museum Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Previous museum experience also includes collections based work at the Pabst Mansion, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Archaeology Lab, and in the departments of Anthropology, Conservation, and Education at the Milwaukee Public Museum. She was a participant in the Sicilian-Scandinavian Archaeological Project during the Summer 2000 in Salemi, Sicily.