Southwestern Indiana Collections Connection Association

SICCA Cover Sheet

 

10 Days!! The countdown is on until Vanderburgh County Clerk’s Office hosts the 3rd annual meeting of the Southwest Indiana Collections Connection Association on February 22nd.  We look forward to welcoming our colleagues and community partners!

The Southwestern Indiana Collections Connection Association (SICCA) strives to provide its members a no-cost, professional community to discuss ways to improve and advocate collections care in their institutions. SICCA also aims to build a platform for institutional collaboration among its members. Based in the  Southwestern Indiana region, SICCA focuses on collections management, care, and preservation. Proper collections care is essential to all institutions with a collection – be it artworks, artifacts, photographs, books, or documents. And although most institutions are aware of the importance of collections care, many are unable to fulfill their collections care needs due to budget concerns. SICCA has over 53 members representing 28 cultural heritage organizations in Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois.  Member institutions include archives, museums, historical societies, governmental units, and libraries.  Registration and membership are both free.

This year’s theme is “Rediscovering Hidden History.”

The meeting is held at the Old National Events Plaza (formally known as The Centre) in Evansville, Indiana.  Jim Corridan, Director and State Archivist of the Indiana Archives and Records Administration is our special guest speaker. The annual meeting will also feature a group discussion session to discuss ways to collaborate, advocate, and collections-related issues. Following lunch attendees will regroup at the Clerk’s Archives offsite storage facility for a special tour.

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