2016 CLHO Annual Conference & Award of Merit Luncheon

  • Monday, June 06, 2016
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Four Points Sheraton Hotel, 275 Research Highway, Meriden, CT


  • Lunch is included in full conference registration. If you will only attend the Award of Merit Lunch, and would like to reserve a meal, please use this registration category. CODE needed for registration.
  • Discounted registration for conference presenters
  • Register by Monday, May 16, 2015 at midnight to take advantage of this members-only early bird special!
  • Become a member and save $10 on conference registration!
  • If you wish to bring a group of 8 or more people from one organization, we are happy to offer a 10% discount off the early member registration fee. There is a registration code required. Please contact Liz Shapiro at liz@clho.org for further information.
  • We love all students! Please bring your student ID to verify registration.

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Hands-On, What's New, What's Next:

Exploring Our Collections

Monday June 6, 2016
Four Points Sheraton, 275 Research Highway, Meriden, CT

Our collections are central to the existence of our organizations; they shape mission and vision, and define our values. They share stories and connect the past to the present in our communities, and they also demand our day-to-day attentions and resources. Join the Connecticut League of History Organization on June 6, 2016 for a how-to, why and what we endeavor to “collect, preserve and interpret” in the 21st century. Share basic practices with colleagues as you converse about your experiences – inspirations to tribulations! Learn hands-on skills and take your first (or next) steps to resolving collections accessibility for your organization. Examine the needs of today in order to collect, preserve and interpret your collections for the future.


Conference Highlights...


Keynote Panel...

Moderated by nationally known museum leader Laura Roberts, a panel of distinguished guests will explore the question, "What does it mean to be a curator in today's world?" Our 2016 panelists are Stephanie Plunkett, Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Norman Rockwell Museum; Dr. Christopher A. Norris, Division of Vertebrate Paleontology, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History; Dr. Warren Perry, Archaeologist and Associate Professor at Central Connecticut State University; and Greg Colati, Senior Director, Archives, Special Collections, and Digital Curation, University of Connecticut.


Sample Sessions....

Archives 1, 2, 3 with the Connecticut State Historical Records Advisory Board


Deaccessioning 101: Pitfalls & Benefits


Exploring Our Collections: Storytelling via Multiple Media Outlets


When Disaster Strikes: Before & After


Museum Volunteers: Experiences, Challenges & Opportunities


Introducing Connecticut Collections: Online Database, Public Access Portal, and Digital Preservation Solution

...12 Breakout session, continental breakfast, Awards of Merit Luncheon, Exhibitor Hall, Museum Field Overview, Networking, Hands-on skill building...all for one low price!


Connecticut League of Museums
Central Connecticut State UniversityDepartment of History
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050
(860) 832-2674

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