Got too much stuff, but don’t know how to get rid of it without raising the ire of the locals? Join Matt Davis, Director of the Old Governor’s Mansion in Milledgeville, GA, for a frank conversation on the good, the bad, and the ugly of streamlining your collection.
During his career, Matt Davis has overseen a deaccessioning process that involved the removal of over 2/3 of the existing collections of the Old Governor’s Mansion as part of an overall restoration and reinterpretation of this historic site. Through these efforts, Davis has become a recognize expert in the area of deaccessioning and the ethical implications of such efforts.
Historic House Calls are online discussions featuring hot topics for historic house museums. Led by experts in the field, and moderated by members of AASLH Historic House Affinity Group Committee, they encourage attendees to join in the discussion.
Historic House Calls are free and only open to AASLH members.