Case Studies

For eight years, CAM Fellows have written case studies based on sessions they attended at the annual CAM conference. Over the summer, CAM will highlight one case study in each edition of CAM e-News, as well as a blog post in the CA Museum Community Online. Case studies are also available from previous years below. 

Future Trends in Collections - Collections Care Management at the California Statewide Museum Collection Center

The proper preservation of art, artifacts and historic objects is a crucial, and often times, challenging job. This case study explores how the Statewide Museum Collections Center was able to successfully implement a plan to create a standard for safe keeping of important artifacts crucial to California’s history.

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By: Magdalena Solano, CAM Fellow

Future Trends in Collections
(Adobe PDF File)

Cahuilla Continuum: Collaborating with Friends and Neighbors

Case StudyMuseums often intend for community engagement to be integral to the exhibit development process. Community engagement was essential to the Cahuilla Continuum: Turku, Ivax, Taluka exhibition at the Riverside Metropolitan Museum. This case study examines the necessary elements for an effective partnership and explores the intricacies of the collaboration, compromise, and consensus between the museum and the Cahuilla tribal community. 

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By: Kristen Hayashi, CAM Fellow


Cahuilla Continuum
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Day of the Dead
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20 Trends in 20 Seconds
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