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Rediscovering and Leveraging Your Museum Collection

Friday, October 13, 2023

12 - 1:30 PM EST

Rediscovering and Leveraging Your Museum Collection will explain how, over the past seven years, the Everson Museum curatorial and collections staff have implemented forty-two innovative exhibitions primarily featuring work from the Museum's collection as a way to increase access to collection objects and as a collections management tool. This session will provide concrete examples and statistics from Everson Museum exhibitions in order to give attendees strategies to apply at their respective museums.

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Steffi Chappell

Curator & Exhibition Manager

Everson Museum of Art

Karen Convertino


Everson Museum of Art

Garth Johnson

Paul Phillips and Sharon Sullivan Curator of Ceramics

Everson Museum of Art

Steffi Chappell is the Curator & Exhibition Manager at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York. As a member of the curatorial team at the Everson, she works on exhibitions featuring modern and contemporary American artists, writes and edits content for the museum's blog, and leads education programs highlighting work in the Everson's permanent collection.

Karen Convertino is the Registrar at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York. Convertino has over thirty years of experience in the museum field, spending the past 15 years as the Everson's Registrar, and understands the importance of properly maintaining permanent collections and the need for efficient organizational systems. She has been involved in many facets of museum work, from gallery assistant to art handler and interior crate designer to associate director.

Writer, curator, and educator Garth Johnson is the Paul Phillips and Sharon Sullivan Curator of Ceramics at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York. Before joining the Everson, Johnson served as the Curator of Ceramics at the Arizona State University Art museum's Ceramics Research Center and the Curator of Artistic Programming at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia. Johnson is known for his irreverent wit, which can be explored through his weblog,


MANY is committed to making our virtual programs as accessible as possible. All virtual programs will have ASL interpretation provided by Interpretek.

Virtual programs are made possible by the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation.

The Museum Association of New York helps shape a better future for museums and museum professionals by uplifting best practices and building organizational capacity through advocacy, training, and networking opportunities.

Museum Association of New York is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. 

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