The second mini-conference, hosted by the Lac Courte Oreilles Community College, occurred April 14-15, 2011, and featured hands-on workshops and presentations on museum object care, photographic preservation, indigenous information resources, and digitization efforts taking place in Wisconsin tribal communities. The gathering also included a tours of Waadookodaading, the nearby Ojibwe Language Immersion School, and the LCO Community College Library and Cultural Center.
Highlights of the conference included several presentations:
- Starting a Tribal Cultural Institution: Brainstorming Session to Help
Communities without a Library, Archive, or Museum
- Going Digital with Wisconsin Heritage Online
- Building a Tribal Criteria for Selection: Library Materials
Conference attendees also participated in two expert-led workshops on archive and museum preservation topics:
- Nicolette B. Meister: “Preserving Cultural Collections.” Nicolette Meister is the Curator of Collections of the Logan Museum of Anthropology at Beloit College. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Beloit College’s Museum Studies Program, and serves as a Program Consultant and Instructor at the Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies.
- David Benjamin: “Care, Handling, and Accessing Visual Materials in Archival
Collections.” David Benjamin is the Visual Materials Archivist at the Wisconsin Historical Society, where he is responsible for processing and cataloging the Society’s visual materials including photographs, negatives, posters, visual broadsides, moving image materials, and works on paper.