About Connecting to Collections Care

This community began in 2010 as Connecting to Collections Online Community, a part of the Institute of Museum and Library Services‘ (IMLS) national initiative, Connecting to Collections (C2C). To learn more about the Connecting to Collections Program and its history and legacy, check Connecting to Collections Program, History, and Legacy. Initially, this Online Community was moderated by Heritage Preservation in cooperation with the American Association for State and Local History and funded by the IMLS.

In December 2014, the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation took over the community, and, with the name change to Connecting to Collections Care (C2C Care), it became a formal program of the Foundation. We continue to be funded by generous support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Connecting to Collections Care is committed to serving small and mid-sized cultural institutions and to helping those institutions to care for their collections in the best way possible. Our Advisory Group Charge can be found here.

Our Team

Connecting to Collections Care Leadership Group

  • Priscilla Anderson, Chair
    Preservation Services, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Tiffani Emig, FAIC staff liaison
    Programs Director & Administrative Manager, FAIC, Washington, DC
  • M. Susan Barger (c2cc@culturalheritage.org)
    Community Coordinator, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Emily Rainwater
    Chair of the Professional Development Working Group
  • Ann Kearney
    Chair of the Outreach Working Group

Professional Development Working Group

Professional Development Working Group Mission

  • Emily Rainwater Chair
    Conservator in the Collection Services Section, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Lori Benson
    Independent Museum Professional and Instructor, Museum Study, LLC, Bath, Maine
  • Sue Donovan
    Book Conservator, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Heather Galloway
    Conservator, Galloway Art Conservation, Cleveland, Ohio

Outreach Working Group

Outreach Working Group Mission

  • Ann Kearney Chair
    Collections Conservator, University at Albany—SUNY
  • Laura Casey
    Museum Services Coordinator, History Programs Division, Texas Historical Commission, Austin, Texas
  • John George
    Collections Manager, National Museum of the American Indian, New York, New York
  • John E. Simmons
    Museologica Consultant, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
  • Samantha (Sam) Snell
    National Collections Program, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC


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