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Museums Watch & Talk Brown Bag Series

museum brown bagJoin us every other month beginning this August for a series of conversations featuring different museum topics hosted by a local expert. This series is a “workshop-lite” session with the introduction of one museum topic, such as collections, education, administration, etc. through a pre-recorded webinar. An expert host will facilitate conversation after the webinar, making the content relevant to participants in the room. Bring a brown bag lunch and enjoy the fun!

June: Managing Hazardous Collections, a partnership with the Natural History Museum, Utah on June 14th from 11-2PM. For more information and to register, please click here.

UPCOMING WORKSHOP: Caring for Collections on Exhibition: June 21 

Caring for Collections is an all day workshop geared towards learning the basics of understanding threats to your collections objects on view. Spend the day learning about agents of deterioration and measures to take to protect your collections.

Level: This is a hands-on, beginner’s level workshop.

Date: Wednesday, June 21st from 9AM-4:30PM

Location: Wheeler Historic Farm, 6351 South 900 East, Salt Lake City, UT

Click here for the workshop agenda. Click here to register.


Box and Storage Mount-making workshop materials, Utah Museums Association Conference 2016, click here.


 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