After presenting more than 800 national conferences, workshops, and webinars over the past 43 years, the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) is known and respected in the preservation and conservation community to be a convener around important topics impacting the field. Curators, librarians, archivists, volunteers, collection managers, emerging professionals, facility managers, and more have joined CCAHA educational programs to learn about collections care practices, developing in-house skills, and creating new initiatives.
The CCAHA Preservation Services Office is responsible for developing and presenting engaging and relevant program curriculum and works collaboratively to provide training, resources, and consultation to all audiences. Since March of 2020, the team has offered virtual classrooms, webinars, and a Colloquium that unites the collections care community across time zones and languages.
Welcome to Our Planet, Our Collections! This virtual two-day conference rests at the core of our lives and daily work - addressing the impact of collections stewardship on the destruction of our shared natural world. We are thrilled to be together with you for more learning, discussion, networking, and study.
Thank you to our partners, LearningTimes, whose generosity has made it possible to increase scholarship funds for additional registrants to attend Our Planet, Our Collections!
Our Planet, Our Collections planning committee:
STEPHENIE SCHWARTZ BAILEY
Education Program Manager & Preservation Consultant
Stephenie Schwartz Bailey is responsible for connecting CCAHA's virtual and in-person audiences to engaging educational programs, tours, and written resources, bringing preservation awareness to cultural heritage professionals in the Mid-Atlantic region, nationwide, and internationally. She develops and plans preventive conservation training and teaches workshops on the care and handling of paper artifacts.
Stephenie first joined the staff of CCAHA as a housing and framing conservation technician in 2009. Previously, she worked as an archival assistant at the Revs Institute for Automotive Research and Historical Study of Stanford University and at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection; as an assistant to the curator at the National Gallery of Art; and as a conservation intern at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Rockford Art Museum. She served as an adjunct professor of Renaissance to Modern Art History at Florida SouthWestern State College. Stephenie received a certificate in Historic Preservation from Bucks County Community College, MA in Art History from The George Washington University, and a BA in Art History from Beloit College. She serves on the Heritage Commission of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and Board of the Nether Providence Historical Society.
Associate Preventive Conservator
In her position as Preventive Conservator, Maddie works with both the Preservation Services and Conservation Departments to carry out preservation surveys and assessments for museums, libraries, archives, and community collections, and to work on treatment projects requiring preventive care.
Maddie has worked with a wide range of institutional and community collections. She held roles in conservation and collections at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and the Wolfsonian-FIU prior to specializing in preventive conservation in graduate school. Through her graduate career, she interned with the Disaster Research Center, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and the Midwest Art Conservation Center. Maddie holds an MS in Art Conservation from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, a BA in Chemistry from the University of Delaware, and a BA in Art Conservation with a minor in Art History from the University of Delaware.
Director of Preservation Services
Dyani Feige works with libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural organizations to conduct needs and risk assessments, assist in disaster planning, and help develop policy and planning documents for collections. She also develops and presents education programs on preservation and conservation concerns.
Dyani is a member of the Society of American Archivists (SAA), the American Library Association (ALA), the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC), the Delaware Valley Archivists Group (DVAG), and the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums (MAAM). She is a recognized Digital Archives Specialist through SAA.
Before joining the staff of CCAHA in 2010 as Preservation Specialist, Dyani worked in the Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives. She has also worked in the New York Public Library’s Preservation Division; for the Conference Board; and in the Special Collections & Archives at Kent State University. Dyani received her MS in Library and Information Science with a Certificate in Archives at Pratt Institute and her BM in Music Business from New York University.
As Paper Conservator, Chloe meets with clients, assesses condition and treatment needs, documents findings in reports, and treats a wide range of objects, including art on paper and archival materials.
Chloe is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC).
Prior to joining the staff of CCAHA in 2018, Chloe worked as a paper conservator at Harvard University Libraries’ Weissman Preservation Center, after having previously interned there. She also completed a conservation internship at the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, DC. Chloe received an MA in Art Conservation, specializing in Paper Conservation, from Queen’s University in Canada. She received her BA in Art History from the University at Albany.
Associate Paper Conservator
As Associate Paper Conservator, Joanna assesses condition and treatment needs, documents findings in reports, and treats a wide range of objects, including works of art on paper and archival materials.
Joanna spent five years exploring the different fields of conservation before specializing in paper conservation with a minor in photograph conservation in graduate school. She has since interned at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Weissman Preservation Center, and the American Philosophical Society. She is thrilled to return to the Center as a Fellow after an enriching experience as a summer intern. Joanna received an MS in Art Conservation from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation and a BA in Art History from Boston University.
Assistant Director of Preservation Services
Anastasia Matijkiw works with libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural organizations to conduct assessments and help develop policy and planning documents for collections. She oversees the Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York initiative, coordinating education programs, communications, outreach, and planning and assessment programs.
Anastasia is a member of the Society of American Archivists (SAA), the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC), and the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH). She currently serves as the Vice-Chair of AASLH’s Field Services Alliance.
Prior to joining the staff in 2016 as DHPSNY Program Manager, Anastasia worked at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania as the Surveying & Outreach Archivist for the Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. She has also worked in the University of Pittsburgh Preservation Department, the Carnegie Museum of Art, and the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. She received her MLIS in Archives, Preservation, and Records Management from the University of Pittsburgh and her BA in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from the University of Pennsylvania. She has also received a Certificate in Arts & Culture Strategy from the University of Pennsylvania/National Arts Strategies.
Preservation Services Coordinator
As Preservation Services Coordinator, Alanna Shaffer is responsible for providing administrative support and project management for the Preservation Services Department. She handles the registration, promotion, and materials for CCAHA’s workshops and education programs and edits and prepares collections assessments and plans.
Before joining the CCAHA team, Alanna worked as an Educator at the Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, where she assisted in the development of “Prisons Today”, the nation’s first exhibit devoted exclusively to the history and continued impact of mass incarceration. She has also served as the Historic Programs & Collections Assistant at Shane Confectionery and as the Philadelphia Tour Manager for Underground Donut Tours. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and recently earned her M.A. in Public History from Temple University, where her research was focused on the intersections of cultural labor and heritage display.