How do museums balance an artifact’s use with an artifact’s security needs? As collections and collections spaces are increasingly used for behind-the-scenes tours, staff often grapple with these contrasting obligations. This session will seek to open the discussion of having non-collections visitors in storage by presenting specific cases and different approaches from varying staff perspectives We encourage you to bring your own tales of collections access and suggestions about best practices.


  • Amy Heggemeyer


  • Sebastian Encina
  • Amber Anderson
  • Christa Deacy-Quinn
  • Kelly Griffith-Daniel