For immediate release | April 5, 2024

Preservation Week® Webinar: Building Better Models for Preservation

CHICAGO—Join Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures on Thursday, May 2, 2024, for the free Preservation Week® webinar “Building Better Models for Preservation.” In this panel, three speakers will discuss their experiences preserving cultural heritage material in their communities when they saw a need that was not being met. The panelists are engaged in building better models for preservation, responding to the ways that existing standards and best practices create barriers for their communities and promote extractive practices. Their work highlights the importance of meaningful relationships for rethinking preservation work in ways that address community needs. The panel will further address the overarching issues of the lack of diversity among preservation professionals and lack of representation in the archives field.

Building Better Models for Preservation
Live Webinar: Thursday, May 2, 2024, 1 - 2 p.m. CT


Gracen Brilmyer, Assistant Professor and Disability Archives Lab Director, School of Information Studies, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada (
Leesa Kelly, Executive Director, Memorialize the Movement, Minneapolis, MN, USA (
Gerry Lawson, Oral History and Language Lab Manager, Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada (

Registration Fees: Free for all attendees!

This free webinar is being offered as part of Preservation Week 2024, celebrated April 28 - May 4, 2024. Preservation Week is supported by Core. Follow Preservation Week on Instagram.

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