From gathering survivors’ stories and heartfelt memorials to bullet-torn doors and victims’ cellphones, museums can play an important role in community healing. This panel features professionals familiar with the intricacies of collecting after tragedy, touching on political, material, community-building, and staff health concerns. Join us for this necessary lesson in contemporary collecting, because the only thing worse than enduring a tragedy is finding yourself unprepared to react to one.

Adam Ware, Amy Weinstein, George McDaniel, Pam Schwartz, Tamara Kennelly