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Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals


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Read some recent, selected articles here:


From issue 07.02 

Planning Is Everything: Fostering Success for On-site Collection Moves

Nicolette B. Meister

Curator of Collections, Logan Museum of Anthropology, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Museum Studies, Beloit College


William Green

Director, Logan Museum of Anthropology, Chair, Museum Studies Program, and Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, Beloit College


From issue 07.03

Soapbox for the Automobile: Bumper Sticker History, Identification, and Preservation

Whitney Baker

Conservator and Associate Librarian, University of Kansas Libraries,



From issue 08.01 (a review)

Call The Lost Dream Back: Essays on History, Race and Museums

Lonnie G. Bunch III

Washington, D.C.: The AAM Press. 2010. 215 pp. ISBN: 978-1-933253-17-6


Reviewed by Bertram Lyons, CA,
Folklife Specialist, Digital Assets Manager,

American Folklife Center, Library of Congress


From issue 08.02 

Re-establishing Context for Orphaned Collections:A Case Study from the Market Street Chinatown, San Jose, California

Barbara L. Voss

Associate Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Stanford University


Megan S. Kane

Social Science Research Assistant, Department of Anthropology, Stanford University


From issue 09.01

Creative Conservation Risk Management:Evolving a Collection Risk Management Strategy at a Major Heritage Attraction

Kate Frame

ACR, Head of Conservation and Collection Care, Historic Royal Palaces,

Hampton Court Palace


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Collections is advised by an Editorial Board of museum and archives professionals. Beginning in 2011, board members adopted a term and rotation system. Members of the Editorial Board serve a three-year term that may be renewable. We thank them for their dedicated service to the journal.


Nancy E. Villa Bryk, Eastern Michigan University

Paisley S. Cato, San Diego Natural History Museum

Gary Edson, Museum of Texas Tech University

Catharine Hawks, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

Greg Lambousy, Louisiana State Museum

Robert O. Marlin, IV; Truman G. Blocker History of Medicine Collections

at the Moody Medical Library, University of Texas Medical Branch

Nicolette B. Meister, Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College

Margot Note, World Monuments Fund

Laurel A. Racine, The National Park Service

Kym S. Rice, The George Washington University

Dee Stubbs-Lee, The New Brunswick Museum

Heather A. Wade, The Conococheague Institute for the Study of Cultural Heritage

Robert Waller, Protect Heritage Corp.

Pamela J. White, University of Iowa

Stephen L. Williams, Emeritus, Department of Museum Studies, Baylor University



Juilee Decker, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Museum Studies Program

Rochester Institute of Technology

Editor, Collections: A Journal for Museum & Archives Professionals

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