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September 2015

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Legal Issues in Collections Management: What Can Go Wrong? (Philadelphia, PA)

Presented by: CCAHA

Designed for any staff involved in collections care, this workshop is an interactive primer on the legal issues involved in conservation and management of cultural collections.  Team-taught by legal counsel and others who represent arts and cultural institutions, the workshop will address ways to limit liability and preserve and protect collections in activities from licensing to publishing, communicating with donors to deaccessioning, lending, exhibiting, and sorting collection items.  The session will also examine critical issues to consider when leveraging collections to generate additional revenue.

Location: Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

SpeakersLawrence H. Berger, Secretary and General Counsel, Philadelphia Museum of Art; Craig R. Blackman, Stradley Ronan Stevens & Young, LLP; Morgen Cheshire, Legal Counsel for Nonprofit Organizations, Cheshire Law Group; Sara Geelan, General Counsel and Assistant Secretary, the Barnes Foundation; Dina Leytes, Griesing Law, LLC

Date: September 15, 2015

Time: 9:30 a.m - 3:30 p.m.

Fee: $60

For more information and to register, click here.

Major funding for this program was generously provided by the William Penn Foundation, with additional support from The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, theIndependence Foundation, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.