Partnership for Missouri Heritage

The Partnership for Missouri Heritage was formed in 2010 to address the critical need to organize groups and individuals interested in preserving Missouri’s heritage collections. This partnership came from the commitment of several organizations to the preservation of Missouri’s heritage. The Missouri State Museum, in cooperation with project partners – the Missouri State Library, the Missouri State Archives, the State Historical Society of Missouri, the Missouri Historical Records Advisory Board, the Missouri History Museum, and the Missouri Association for Museums and Archives – sought a grant to formally bring together major Missouri collecting-institutions with diverse expertise and experience. This partnership reaches out to smaller, often volunteer-run organizations with its experience and professional training.

In 2011, the Partnership conducted a survey of heritage collecting institutions in the state. The report from this survey can be seen here.

In 2012, the Partnership is holding a series of Basic Preservation Workshops across the state in April and May. Any institution that completed the survey is eligible to send at least one staff member to a free preservation workshop.  Information on the workshops can be found at Events.

For more information on the IMLS Connecting to Collections Statewide Planning grants and the Heritage Health Index which prompted this effort, please visit IMLS Connecting to Collections Heritage Health Index Please feel free to contact any of the partners at any time during this process.  We hope that by working together we can improve the conditions of the valuable heritage collections across the state of Missouri. The Partnership for Missouri Heritage

Linda Endersby, Missouri State Museum
Shelly Croteau, Missouri State Archives
Laura Wilson, State Historical Society of Missouri
Margaret Conroy, Missouri State Library
Chris Gordon, Missouri History Museum
Greg Olson, Missouri Association for Museums and Archives