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Endangered Heritage, a collections care advocacy exhibit, educates local communities and potential funders about the need for good collections stewardship and to encourage contributions for collections care. It also gives examples of the dangers to objects in collections and information about the collections care needs of Indiana’s organizations.

Endangered Heritage gives examples of some of the most common dangers to objects and documents in Hoosier history collections. The exhibit focuses on the needs of heritage collecting organizations for humidity and temperature controls, adequate storage, and funds to care for their collections. Fortunately, there are solutions to the problems facing Indiana’s heritage collections, and the exhibit suggests ways to help. Visitors to the exhibit will learn how they can assist in preserving Indiana’s history.

Ideas for use: A curriculum/program plan to educate your members and community about the causes of deterioration and how to care for personal collections is also included with the exhibit.

This exhibit consists of 12 one-sided, 2-feet wide, freestanding banner stands. An exhibit table with a secure vitrine (clear display cover) that you can use to feature items from your collection is provided in addition to the banner stands. It can be arranged to fit different floor configurations. It requires at least 100 square feet of floor space.

Click here for a detailed layout description.

To book an exhibit, please contact Jeannette Rooney at localhistoryservices@indianahistory.org or (317) 233-8913.