Tree thumbnailA well-thought-out collections plan is critical to an organization’s health and sustainability.

This plan from the Early American Museum in Mahomet, Illinois, offers an example of collecting for a well-rounded institution.

From the document:

Given the depth and breadth of our current collection, and in keeping with the mission to collect, preserve and interpret the history of East Central Illinois, specifically Champaign County, the Early American Museum has devised this collecting plan to guide its future.

The story of Champaign County will be told not only from its uniqueness, but also as the story intersects with, reacts to and relates with regional, state and national history.

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