ARCS/Connecting to Collections Care - Introduction to Legal Issues in Collections Management


4/12/2017 2:00 PM–3:00 PM
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John Simmons-Museum Consultant, Adjunct Curator of Collections at the Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum & Art Gallery at Penn State University, & Adjunct Museum Studies Instructor at Kent State University.


What legal and ethical issues do we need to worry about when managing collections? Why is Nazi-era art a concern? What does NAGPRA regulate? What is CITES? How can we get rid of deaccessioned objects?

This Legal Issues Webinar Series is concerned with the legal and ethical aspects of managing collections. This, the first webinar of the series, will provide an introduction to the series and an overview of US and international laws and regulations that affect the acquisition, import, export, ownership, possession, and exhibition of objects and specimens, including wildlife laws and regulations that may affect artifacts or art objects. The second webinar (April 19) in the series will be concerned with ethical issues in collections management. The third webinar (May 17) will address the disposal of deaccessioned objects.

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