The University Museum and the Museum Studies Program at SIUE collaborates with multiple community entities, urban and regional, to create projects that reach beyond the capabilities of a single institution. Participants include community arts centers in both K–12 and community college settings, a non-profit historic site, and an urban architectural playground. Topics discussed include funding, curatorial content, object care, educational programming, and large-scale artifact cataloging and preservation. This session explores the challenges and situations that drove each of these projects to a successful completion.

Elizabeth Link, Erin Vigneau-Dimick, Jessica Mannisi, Laura Fowler, Richard Erwin