The AAM Direct Care White Paper, slated for release before the Annual Meeting, addresses the history and conundrums of “direct care” as a use of proceeds from deaccessioning, and offers guiding questions and models to help museums define parameters of direct care relevant to their situation. In this session, you will get the story of the White Paper’s creation, learn the ethical concepts behind “direct care” and find out how to apply the findings. In interactive sessions, you will apply and discuss the White Paper’s guiding questions in a hypothetical situation and for your own museum, then create an action plan for using the White Paper in your museum. Members of the Direct Care Task Force will facilitate the small group activities and discussions


  • Sally Yerkovich