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The Registrar Committee for the Western Region (RCWR) is a great resource for collections and registration specialists. Check out their latest issue of the quarterly here.

Upcoming Workshop: Collections Policy and Planning workshop template image

Join us for a two-part workshop on developing your museum’s collections plan and policy. Collection Policies are critical documents that help your staff better navigate managing your museum’s collection. Come learn the differences between a policy, collections planning, and procedures and spend quality time working on the beginning of your museum’s policy.

This is a FREE workshop and will have limited registration of up to ten museums with two representatives from each museum. The first workshop day will be dedicated to presenting information and writing policy; the second day will be spent workshopping your first draft of your collections policy.

*You must be able to attend both workshops in order to participate* 

When: Wednesday, June 29th AND Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 (Additional dates in Southern Utah to be announced at a later date)

Where: Zephyr Room, Rio Grande Building, 300 S. Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City (Southern Utah locations to be announced at a later date)

Level: Beginner, 101

For more information please see the agenda here.

To register, please email Jennifer Ortiz, Museum Specialist, with your two workshop participants’ names and your museum’s mission statement at OR call at 801-245-7288.

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Grant Workshop Material 

Click here to view the NEH’s grant workshop materials from their site visit to Utah in March. It includes information regarding the application process and is a broad overview of the grants that they offer.

 Environmental Monitoring       full kit photo 2

UA&M now offers an environmental monitoring kit for rent for a small fee. The kit includes tools to measure your museum’s temperature, humidity, and light allowances. For more information about the kit or to inquire about rental, please contact Jennifer Ortiz at or 801-245-7288. 

Preservation Assessment

We now offer an onsite preservation assessment for museums interested in learning more about how to better preserve their collections. Based off of Heritage Preservation’s Conservation Assessment Program (CAP), Utah Arts and Museum’s Preservation Assessment provides constructive feedback on areas of improvement through a facilitated onsite visit and itemized report. The visit and report are meant to provide feedback that will assist in identifying priority collections care needs and better assist museums interested in applying for museum grants through Utah Arts and Museums.

Please see our Pre-Assessment worksheet for more information and contact Jennifer Ortiz, Museum Specialist at 801-245-7288 to schedule your assessment.

Emergency Planning

Collections Management

Fair Use and Copyright Issues

Museums Newsletter

This e-newsletter contains timely information and articles for Utah museums. If you would like to receive it, please email Jennifer Ortiz at

Resources for Nonprofit Organizations

Looking for help with volunteers, accessibility, strategic planning or starting up a new museum? Check out the toolkit for nonprofit arts organizations and museums. Click HERE for the nonprofit organization toolkit.

Museum Support Organizations