Long Range Preservation Planning: Philip Foster Farm

 Project BackgroundSam Shogren was contracted to work with the board, staff, and volunteers of the historical society and museum during the summer of 2008 to develop a Long-Range Preservation Plan for their collections and buildings. We based out work on NorthEast Documents Conservation Center's (NEDCC)'s collections preservation manual developed while I served on the Advisory Committee. I had the opportunity to beta-test the manual before publication at the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, Maine.Scope of Work & DeliverablesDeveloped and provided workshops for staff and volunteers on:collections care and handlinghistoric housekeepingpreservation planningDesigned and implemented an environmental monitoring program for:collections storagehistoric buildingsResearched and created a…

Heritage Planning: Philip Foster Farm, Estacada, Oregon

Philip Foster Farm, Estacada, Oregon Museum Collections Preservation Planning The Phillip Foster Farm and Jacknife-Zion-Horseheaven Historical Society of Eagle Creek, OregonWe began working with the Historical Society in August to help them develop a Long-Range Preservation Plan for their collections and buildings. We will also be offering workshops for staff and volunteers on collections care, housekeeping and implementing an environmental monitoring program for the buildings to develop baseline data for future projects.

Transforming Museum Conference

This was a fantastic conference organized, planned, and hosted by the graduate students in the Museology Program at the University of Washington. Close to 100 people attended representing museums and academic programs from both coasts, the Midwest, Canada, and China! Significant news for us here at Shogren Consulting is the warm reception for our Principal Sam Shogren's paper titled: Museums, Starbucks and the Third Place Way: Civil Society and the Revisioned Museum. Presenting in the first general session, Sam's concepts of museums as Third Places, curtailing construction of new museums, seeking new community partnerships to expand the reach of museums into…

Cultivating “Natural” Cultural Districts – A Report by the Social Impact of the Arts Project

Can the arts and culture play a central role in revitalizing American cities? Over the past decade, a number of cities have answered this question affirmatively. For the most part, they have turned to big-ticket downtown cultural districts as the strategy to expand their “creative economy.” At the same time, skeptics like Joel Kotkin have ridiculed this approach as the creation of “the ephemeral city” that ignores thefundamentals of good city-building for the illusion of urban vitality. Cultivating Natural Cultural Districts

Revisioning Museums Paper Presentation

Good Morning - Later today Sam will be presenting a draft of his paper for the Transforming Museums conference in Seattle before the students in the Arts Administration and Museum Studies Programs at the University of Oregon. The paper's draft titled: Museums, Starbucks, and the Third Place Way: the Museums Role in Civil Society proposes a new role for museums in our communities by   proposing that our real role is in fostering civil discourse concerning contemporary   topics and utilizing the museum's collections to bring insights into the public debate. Sam also argues that contemporary models of museum development…

Washington County Cultural Coalition

Our Principal, Sam Shogren, was appointed to Washington County's Arts, Heritage and Humanities Coalition by the Washington County Board of Supervisors in January of 2007. This month Sam assumed a leadership position within the Coalition by volunteering to steer the Coalition's efforts at rewriting the Washington County's Cultural Plan. The Coalition was formed at the County level in response to the formation of the Oregon Cultural Trust by the state legislature in 2001. Today the Coalition re-grants funds given the County by the Oregon Cultural Trust. And in accordance with the initial legislation of the Cultural Trust each county and…

Collections Management – Tigard Historical Society

Tigard Historical Association Working with the Board and volunteers to train them in the care and processing of the Association's heritage collections. Project activities include the development of policies and forms for the receiving, accessioning and cataloging of collections, the development of a collections manual, the development and approval of a Collections Policy that will govern, in the future, how the organization cares for collections and what it chooses to accept. Additional activities include working with them to implement PastPerfect for the management of collections, and a reconstruction of previous collections activities to generate a series of Donor Files and…