Coffee With the Curator - at Triton Museum of Art
Coffee with the Curator Monday, March 31, 2014, 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Museums collect. It is the defining characteristic of a “museum.” Okay, so that isn’t big news, but what is not always known is how and why do museums collect what they do? Once collected, how do museums preserve and protect the works in their care? And of more immediate application, how do museum collecting methods apply to my own personal collection?

Please join us Monday March 31, 8:00-9:30 a.m. for our next Coffee with the Curator as Chief Curator Preston Metcalf gives you a behind the scenes peek at the ins and outs of museum collecting.

Learn how collecting decisions are made, how the works are cared for, the responsibilities of collecting, how museums deal with collection growth and change, how these collections in public trust benefit our community, and tips on caring for your own art collection. This presentation will coincide with the exhibition, Contemporary Heritage: Selections from the Permanent Collection, which will be on view.
General Admission: $5.00/TMA members: Free

Coffee and light snacks provided. RSVPs are helpful, but not required. To RSVP email:

Triton Museum of Art, 1505 Warburton Ave., Santa Clara, Ca 95050
Office Phone: (408) 247-3754 / Gallery Phone: (408) 247-2438 /