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Tuesday, April 27
 

4:00pm

Welcome Cocktail Reception
The Welcome Cocktail Reception will be held at the Hyatt House on Tuesday April 27, 2021. Early conference check-in for conference attendees will be available during the reception.

Address: 1345 5th Avenue South, Naples, Florida, United States, 34102

Tuesday April 27, 2021 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Hyatt House 1345 5th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102, USA
 
Wednesday, April 28
 

8:00am

8:30am

Welcome from Revs Institute, WFFMM, and NAAM
Wednesday April 28, 2021 8:30am - 9:00am
Revs Institute - Main 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

9:00am

Docent Directed Gallery Tours
The docents at the Revs Institute are seasoned volunteers who have undergone a rigorous training program that provides them with knowledge of not only the vehicles themselves, but the history of the people and the companies that created them. Training is comprised of four distinct components: classroom instruction, vehicle specific study, tour shadowing, and peer evaluation. Utilizing this intensive training, docents guide you through the collection’s four thematic galleries (Automobility, Vitesse, Revs, and Porsche) weaving together each vehicle’s individuality, societal impact, and historical importance; thus bringing the collection to life.

Wednesday April 28, 2021 9:00am - 11:00am
Revs Institute - Galleries 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

11:00am

Networking Break
Sponsored by Aldecor



Wednesday April 28, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am
Revs Institute - Networking Break Area 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

11:30am

Automobile Archaeology and the Museum
Our disposable culture, obsessed with the newest, new thing recycles, reprocesses and recovers unwanted “old” things leaving nothing. Our modern material heritage is literally going up in smoke at waste-to-energy plants. Nothing of our time is being left for future generations to find. An archaeological point of view is the best lens through which to examine the relationship of humans to the making, and use, in the broadest sense, of automobiles.  Archaeological evidence, the indicia of particularity impounded in the material fabric of automobiles tells us about the people who used or experienced a particular automobile, as well as the culture and the tenor of the time in which it was used independent of documentation, or even absent documentation. These traces we find in the present are the stuff of archaeology. But the archaeological automobile has a dual nature: it is matter and motion. Like musical instruments, watches or submarines, the automobiles are incomprehensible unless experienced in operation.  While “originality of state” is the commonly perceived focus of curation, we can also find vital narratives in the operating automobile as well. Let us also recognize that the automobile is a site human activity as much as any site-based structure. Indeed, the automobile is an archaeological locus, a particular, common, and rich contemporary place. Simultaneously, the automobile can also be an artifact of immense beauty, technical elegance and a repository of all that is great in the human mind and spirit.

Speakers
avatar for Miles C. Collier

Miles C. Collier

President, Revs Institute
Miles C. Collier is a philanthropist, an investor and a practicing artist. He has long been an advocate of the automobile as the most significant artifact of the 20th century. He is the Founder of Revs Institute®, with his wife, Parker J. Collier. This private, working museum houses... Read More →


Wednesday April 28, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm
Revs Institute - Main 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

12:00pm

Getting Crafty: Engaging Audiences Through Creative Activities
The National Motor Museum, Beaulieu has been building a practice of using its collections in more creative ways to offer increased, deeper and more personal levels of engagement. Several successful projects have shared a number of common benefits. They have prompted fresh research and made new partnerships, trialled different approaches in interpretation and supported learning within a creative context. The popularity of crafting has grown considerably in the UK in recent years and its contribution to well-being has long been recognised. Museums are responding by providing opportunities for alternative ways to connect with collections and simultaneously increasing their relevance to more people. Visitors of all ages and backgrounds can interact with objects to generate their own meanings through poetry, art and craft, linking their personal experience to the stories offered by more traditional interpretation.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Bishop

Andrea Bishop

Director of Collections & Engagement, National Motor Museum, Beaulieu
Andrea’s museum career began in 1983. She took her first job at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu in 1990 and is now Director of Collections & Engagement. Andrea has a Masters in Museum Studies and is a Fellow of the Museums Association. She serves on the ABTEM (Association of... Read More →


Wednesday April 28, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Revs Institute - Theater 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

12:00pm

In Response to the Swamp: The Relationship Between Automobility and the Everglades
Throughout the United States automobility informed every aspect of twentieth century culture—from how Americans built their cities to what tales became the stuff of urban legend. In Southwest Florida the ubiquity of automobility combined with the uniqueness of the Everglades to create a dynamic wherein the built environment and local subcultures evolved both in spite of and because of the interplay between vehicles and swampland. Leaders from the five local history museums that make up the Collier County Museum Division will share stories of the intrepid visionaries who carved roads through the Everglades to open the area for development and the inventive gearheads who created the swamp buggy—vehicles modified or purpose built specifically to traverse our unusual terrain. We’ll talk about how we present automobility in its specific cultural contexts in Southwest Florida, and how we work collaboratively to tell the smaller stories of Naples, Everglades, Immokalee, and Marco all under the Collier County umbrella.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Townsend

Amanda Townsend

Director, Collier County Museum Division
Amanda Oswald Townsend has served her community in Collier County government for 18 years. She was the Director of the Domestic Animal Services Division and the Operations and Veteran Services Division before assuming the leadership role at the Museums in 2016. She holds a Bachelor... Read More →


Wednesday April 28, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Revs Institute - Main 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

12:00pm

Library and Digitization Tour
MAX 10 Persons. Take a behind-the-scenes tour and see how Revs Institute integrates inventory control, arrangement and description, metadata, and more to provide a fully integrated library for patrons worldwide. Please note, portions of the Library tour are only accessible by stairs.


Speakers
avatar for Jessica Bright

Jessica Bright

Associate Librarian, Revs Institute
Jessica Bright, M.S.I.L.S and DAS certificate holder, is Associate Librarian at Revs Institute. She coordinates the Revs Digital Library, overseeing image collection processing, digitization, metadata, uploads, preservation, and project tracking.
avatar for Will Cobb

Will Cobb

Digital Projects Assistant, Revs Institute
Will Cobb, M.A. in History, is Digital Projects Assistant at Revs Institute. He digitizes images to be uploaded to the Revs Digital Library.


Wednesday April 28, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Revs Institute - Library 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

12:00pm

Workshop and Parts Tour
MAX 20 Persons. It's not easy maintaining one of the finest auto collections in the world. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the remarkable workshop and learn how craftsmen work in specialized leather, metal, paint, and wood shops. Also see how the parts department manages inventory control for tens of thousands of items. Please note, the Parts portion of this tour is only accessible by stairs.

Speakers
avatar for Pete Baus

Pete Baus

Parts Manager, Revs Institute
Pete Baus is Parts Manager at Revs Institute where he works with the Workshop Technicians to keep the cars in top running condition. In this position, he sources parts from around the world utilizing resources such as eBay and specialty marque suppliers. He has worked with several... Read More →
avatar for Mike Grebing

Mike Grebing

Workshop & Facilities Manager, Revs Institute
Mike Grebing is the Workshop & Facilities Manager for the car collection and all buildings and grounds at Revs Institute. Mike has a long history of working on engines and power plants dating back to the mid 1930’s. His career also includes managing the engineering staff and then... Read More →


Wednesday April 28, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Revs Institute - Shop 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

1:00pm

Lunch
Sponsored by Big Sea

Sponsors


Wednesday April 28, 2021 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Revs Institute - Main 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

2:30pm

Outside the Comfort Zone: Collaborating with Unusual Sources, Handling the Kickback, and Enjoying the Payoffs
This presentation will focus on my first three years at the National Corvette Museum and bringing an “outside of the box” approach to collections and exhibits at this single marque museum. When I was brought on staff as the Curator there was an unspoken rule that no vehicle other than a Corvette could be displayed in the Corvette Museum, except for in a 5500 sq. ft. flexible exhibit space at the very end of the Museum tour prior to entering the Corvette Store. There was also an unspoken rule that only Corvettes would be in the permanent collections of the National Corvette Museum. Both unspoken rules were clearly leaving the Museum staff struggling to change the Museum exhibits enough to break returning members’ idea that “the Museum never changes.” This presentation will look at the ways the National Corvette Museum has begun stepping outside of the comfort zone of Corvette only and finding unique collaborations with other museums, our membership, and private collectors from around the United States. These collaborations have led to creative opportunities for the Museum, brought new attention to the Museum, and led to overall positive changes at the National Corvette Museum. Although the majority of responses to these new ways of thinking has been positive, there has been push back from some of our membership. The presentation will also look at how to react to negative feedback (including social media attacks) and how important a united front from museum staff and board is in creating new collaborations and opportunities.  

Speakers
avatar for Derek E. Moore

Derek E. Moore

Director of Collections & Curator, National Corvette Museum
Derek E. Moore is the Director of Collections & Curator of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY. In past roles he has served as the Crawford Curator of Transportation History at the Western Reserve Historical Society and as Conservation Specialist for Transportation Collections... Read More →


Wednesday April 28, 2021 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Revs Institute - Theater 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

2:30pm

The State of the Field: Strategic Overview for Auto Museums
This session will provide an overview about what’s happening in museums today and what’s on the horizon—and what this might mean for your institution. You’ll gain a perspective on issues and trends on topics like attendance, ethics, and funding plus a look at some benchmarking data sources on areas such as budgets, operations, and governance. Then explore some angles that might affect auto museums. Leave with new insights on key cultural, technological, and economic trends that matter to museums so yours can be best equipped to serve its communities and stakeholders and remain sustainable and relevant. Content for this session will be pulled from AAM’s core work in Excellence, Advocacy, and its Center for the Future of Museums’ research; and data collected from accredited museums. This is a good session for any attendee, but particularly directors and trustees and those that are new to/from outside the museum field.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Hart

Julie Hart

Senior Director, Museum Standards & Excellence, American Alliance of Museums
As the Senior Director for Museum Standards & Excellence at the American Alliance of Museums Julie Hart provides leadership of AAM’s standards and ethics work and oversight of related programs: Accreditation, Museum Assessment (MAP), Peer Review, Pledge of Excellence, and Core Documents... Read More →


Wednesday April 28, 2021 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Revs Institute - Main 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

3:30pm

Collaboration and Participation Ensures Museums Do Not Become History
LIVE-STREAM FROM AUSTRALIA. The Bay to Birdwood is a hallmark example of mass participatory citizen-centered museum activity. Since 1980, on the last Sunday of September, veteran, vintage and classic vehicle citizen-collectors and enthusiast gather in a public park in the bay area of Adelaide, South Australia. They assemble and mingle and connect with each other as up to three thousand public spectators gather at the start. The cavalcade of historic motoring – up to 1750 vehicles – then wends its way through a 76 km route through the city and inner and outer suburbs of Adelaide – being waved on by up to 90,000 spectators lining the route. It makes its way to the foothills of Adelaide and then the 30 km hill climb journey through the Adelaide Hills and to the northern hills township of Birdwood, which is the location of the National Motor Museum of Australia. They then reassemble for a full day of celebrations that attracts up to 10,000 spectators. In the presentation Paul will touch on the history of the event, its growth and its current challenges and how we are repositioning the event to ensure it attracts new and future generations of enthusiasts thrives into the future. Paul will develop these ideas further and also explore the notion of dynamic visitor engagement in displays and exhibitions and I will also create a provocation for attendees at the conference that suggests that unless museums meet the expectations of future generations as engaged visitors to our museums, museums themselves will become history!

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Paul Rees

Dr. Paul Rees

Director, National Motor Museum and the South Australian Maritime Museum
Director, National Motor Museum Australia and South Australian Maritime Museum - both museums of the History Trust of South Australia. Prior to joining the Trust, Paul was the Manager of Cultural Heritage at Arts South Australia. His deep work background includes performing arts... Read More →


Wednesday April 28, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Revs Institute - Theater 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

3:30pm

Provenance Research for Museum Employees and Their Patrons
The cars in a museum can easily be considered works of art.  The history of how these vehicles were used, bought and sold and physically changed over time is called provenance. An accurate provenance of a vintage car is often used to establish and support the value of the car.  Provenance research is also key for establishing the authenticity of the car. Museum curators should be especially interested in the provenance of the vintage cars in their collections for both legal and historical reasons. Provenance enables a curator to establish a complete story from the day the car left the factory or workshop until it reached its current museum.  Provenance research has traditionally been a slow, painstaking, and expensive process. With the greater attention to provenance research the tools of provenance research are now rapidly evolving. Provenance findings can be cause for great joy. They can also be the expensive end of many hopes and dreams. Attendees will be provided with up to date provenance research resources.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Murray

Jeff Murray

Attorney, Vintage Car Research LLC
Attorney Jeffrey Murray has been researching the provenance of rare vintage cars for the past fifteen years. His company in New Hampshire is Vintage Car Research LLC. He has researched the provenance of hundreds of vintage cars. His presentation will be filled with practical tried... Read More →


Wednesday April 28, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Revs Institute - Main 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

3:30pm

Library and Digitization Tour
MAX 10 Persons. Take a behind-the-scenes tour and see how Revs Institute integrates inventory control, arrangement and description, metadata, and more to provide a fully integrated library for patrons worldwide. Please note, portions of the Library tour are only accessible by stairs.


Speakers
avatar for Jessica Bright

Jessica Bright

Associate Librarian, Revs Institute
Jessica Bright, M.S.I.L.S and DAS certificate holder, is Associate Librarian at Revs Institute. She coordinates the Revs Digital Library, overseeing image collection processing, digitization, metadata, uploads, preservation, and project tracking.
avatar for Will Cobb

Will Cobb

Digital Projects Assistant, Revs Institute
Will Cobb, M.A. in History, is Digital Projects Assistant at Revs Institute. He digitizes images to be uploaded to the Revs Digital Library.


Wednesday April 28, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Revs Institute - Library 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

3:30pm

Workshop and Parts Tour
MAX 20 Persons. It's not easy maintaining one of the finest auto collections in the world. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the remarkable workshop and learn how craftsmen work in specialized leather, metal, paint, and wood shops. Also see how the parts department manages inventory control for tens of thousands of items. Please note, the Parts portion of this tour is only accessible by stairs.

Speakers
avatar for Pete Baus

Pete Baus

Parts Manager, Revs Institute
Pete Baus is Parts Manager at Revs Institute where he works with the Workshop Technicians to keep the cars in top running condition. In this position, he sources parts from around the world utilizing resources such as eBay and specialty marque suppliers. He has worked with several... Read More →
avatar for Mike Grebing

Mike Grebing

Workshop & Facilities Manager, Revs Institute
Mike Grebing is the Workshop & Facilities Manager for the car collection and all buildings and grounds at Revs Institute. Mike has a long history of working on engines and power plants dating back to the mid 1930’s. His career also includes managing the engineering staff and then... Read More →


Wednesday April 28, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Revs Institute - Shop 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

4:30pm

Car Display Session
Naples Motorsports, Collier County Museum, and volunteers cars.

The Car Display will take place on Wednesday April 28, 2021 at Revs Institute from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm. Please note, partners will be responsible for their own transportation to Revs Institute for this session. Shuttle transportation will be provided for attendees and partners after the session concludes returning all to the conference hotels.

Wednesday April 28, 2021 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Revs Institute - Parking Lot 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

6:00pm

 
Thursday, April 29
 

8:00am

8:30am

Acoustic Emission: a Tool for Restarting Historical Engines
The National Car Museum of Mulhouse (MNA), France, (Schlumpf Collection) has for many years a policy of running or restarting engines. This choice has many advantages but does not come without risks. This is the reason why many institutions worldwide have different methods to restart engines. Acoustic emission (AE) may determine the condition of the engine before deciding if it could be restarted or not. The use of AE techniques for historical engines was implemented during the Acoustic Emission Monitoring of Historical Vehicles research project in partnership with the Haute Ecole Arc Conservation-restoration (project leader) and the Polytechnic of Lausanne. During the first phase of the project, the AE technique was applied on three similar engines to compare the results. The first engine was a two-cylinder Renault AG1 without heritage status mounted on a bench test to determine a measurement protocol and simulate breakdowns. The second engine was from a heritage car from the MNA collection (Inv.2209), on which the repeatability of these tests was also verified. The tests verified the condition of the engine and even identified a breakdown that was not detected with routine monitoring. Finally, other tests were performed on another engine (Inv.7003), which was supposed to be in a bad condition, to represent the “worst case.” The acoustic emission measurements reinforce the need for maintenance tracking reports. However, the AE technique is very complex and sensitive, so more research work is ongoing to obtain a more complete understanding of the results.

Speakers
avatar for Brice Chalançon

Brice Chalançon

Responsable de l’atelier de Restauration, Association de Gestion du Musée National de l’Automobile de Mulhouse (Collection Schlumpf)
As a young boy, I used to play with little cars on the backseat of my father’s oldtimer. Now, I take care of bigger ones at the National Museum of Mulhouse – Collection Schlumpf (France). I started as an engineer before becoming a restorer. We managed studies about curation, but... Read More →


Thursday April 29, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am
Revs Institute - Theater 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

8:30am

How OCLC Helps Libraries Share the World’s Knowledge to Fuel Learning, Research, and Innovation
OCLC is a non-profit cooperative that provides services, research and expertise to information industry professionals at libraries, museums and archives around the world. For more than 50 years, our members have worked together to create a culture and platform of mutual support. This enables us to do large-scale, future-focused research in order to leverage the latest technology on behalf of libraries and other knowledge institutions. In this presentation you’ll learn more about OCLC’s unique, non-profit, member-driven mission as well as specifics about some of the services offered to our members. These include WorldShare Management Services, a complete set of library management applications and platform services built on a flexible, cloud-based platform. WorldCat Discovery is a unified search experience that helps people navigate research journeys to find and get resources from your library and libraries worldwide. No single library can hold every item its users may need so the Resource Sharing Services lends and borrows resources locally, in groups, and around the world.  CONTENTdm builds digital collections with integrated tools that let you manage your archives, create a branded look for your library's digital collections, and showcase your unique resources in new ways to give researchers better viewing options. Together, we provide shared technology services, research and programs that help organizations meet the needs of their users, while making a significant impact in the communities they serve.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Adams

Lisa Adams

Regional Director, Library Services, Library Services for the Americas, OCLC
Lisa Adams earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio University in Athens, OH, majoring in Business Administration and Communications. Currently, as a Regional Director for OCLC, she manages a team of library service consultants that are responsible for working with libraries... Read More →


Thursday April 29, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am
Revs Institute - Main 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

9:30am

3D Printing for Museums and Conservation Concerns at The Henry Ford
Three-dimensional (3D) printing has been an available manufacturing technology since the 1980s. The technology has become readily accessible for museums and institutions. It is also a concerning process from a conservation and collection management standpoint based on its degradation and possibility of off-gassing. The presentation will cover a brief introduction to 3D printing, its type of materials, and the alternative methods to 3D printing. There will be a range of case examples that relate to outside collaborations, conservation treatments, new acquisitions, and enhancing visitor experience. The session will conclude with ethical considerations on 3D printed replicas and the replacement of original parts.

Speakers
avatar for Cuong Nguyen

Cuong Nguyen

Conservator, Conservation Dept., The Henry Ford
Cuong T. Nguyen is a conservator at The Henry Ford in care of the transportation, industrial & design, communications & information technology artifacts. He received his MA Principles of Conservation and MSC Conservation for Archaeology and Museums from the Institute of Archaeology... Read More →


Thursday April 29, 2021 9:30am - 10:30am
Revs Institute - Main 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

9:30am

European Museums Working Together
The European National Motor Museums is an informal collaboration of five museums each of which is the national museum of its country. The Museums are Autoworld Museum, Brussels, Belgium; Cité de L’Automobile, Mulhouse, France; Louwman Museum, The Hague, Netherlands; Museo Nazionale Dell’Automobile, Turin, Italy; The National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, UK. The group collaborates on joint exhibitions at prestigious car shows, produces a joint publicity leaflet and is developing a joint website. The chief executives meet approximately twice a year to agree on collaborations and to share ideas. The presentation will cover how the collaboration started; working together on exhibits; publicity material, and website; what we have learned; what makes it successful; and future plans.

Speakers
avatar for Sébastien de Baere

Sébastien de Baere

Managing Director, Autoworld Museum Brussels
Sébastien de Baere was appointed Managing Director of Autoworld Museum Brussels in 2011. He has been a Board Director on the Council of Brussels Museums since 2013. He is the initiator of ‘The European National Motor Museums’ project (2015). Through exhibitions and events, he... Read More →
avatar for Russell Bowman

Russell Bowman

Chief Executive, National Motor Museum at Beaulieu
Russell has been Chief Executive of the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu since 2007. He is also responsible for commercial activities on the Beaulieu Estate owned by Lord Montagu, including the visitor attraction of Beaulieu (National Motor Museum, Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey, Gardens... Read More →
avatar for Mariella Mengozzi

Mariella Mengozzi

Director, National Motor Museum in Turin
After taking my degree in Law and my MBA in Bologna, I started my career in Turin, working for a high-end fashion company. Since then, I spent 30 years working in worldwide Companies like Walt Disney, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and an Aston Martin licensee for powerboats. I specialized... Read More →


Thursday April 29, 2021 9:30am - 10:30am
Revs Institute - Theater 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

9:30am

Library and Digitization Tour
MAX 10 Persons. Take a behind-the-scenes tour and see how Revs Institute integrates inventory control, arrangement and description, metadata, and more to provide a fully integrated library for patrons worldwide. Please note, portions of the Library tour are only accessible by stairs.


Speakers
avatar for Jessica Bright

Jessica Bright

Associate Librarian, Revs Institute
Jessica Bright, M.S.I.L.S and DAS certificate holder, is Associate Librarian at Revs Institute. She coordinates the Revs Digital Library, overseeing image collection processing, digitization, metadata, uploads, preservation, and project tracking.
avatar for Will Cobb

Will Cobb

Digital Projects Assistant, Revs Institute
Will Cobb, M.A. in History, is Digital Projects Assistant at Revs Institute. He digitizes images to be uploaded to the Revs Digital Library.



Thursday April 29, 2021 9:30am - 10:30am
Revs Institute - Library 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

9:30am

Workshop and Parts Tour
MAX 20 Persons. It's not easy maintaining one of the finest auto collections in the world. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the remarkable workshop and learn how craftsmen work in specialized leather, metal, paint, and wood shops. Also see how the parts department manages inventory control for tens of thousands of items. Please note, the Parts portion of this tour is only accessible by stairs.

Speakers
avatar for Pete Baus

Pete Baus

Parts Manager, Revs Institute
Pete Baus is Parts Manager at Revs Institute where he works with the Workshop Technicians to keep the cars in top running condition. In this position, he sources parts from around the world utilizing resources such as eBay and specialty marque suppliers. He has worked with several... Read More →
avatar for Mike Grebing

Mike Grebing

Workshop & Facilities Manager, Revs Institute
Mike Grebing is the Workshop & Facilities Manager for the car collection and all buildings and grounds at Revs Institute. Mike has a long history of working on engines and power plants dating back to the mid 1930’s. His career also includes managing the engineering staff and then... Read More →



Thursday April 29, 2021 9:30am - 10:30am
Revs Institute - Shop 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

10:30am

Networking Break
Sponsored by OCLC

Sponsors


Thursday April 29, 2021 10:30am - 11:00am
Revs Institute - Networking Break Area 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

11:00am

Collecting at the Close: How to Turn the End into a New Beginning
In November 2018 General Motors announced the closure of the Oshawa, Ontario, Canada assembly plant, which had produced more than 20 million motor vehicles over 112 years. The Canadian Automotive Museum, located just a few miles away, had just over one year to prepare for the scheduled closure and decided what to collect for future generations and how to communicate its history to the public. Now, a year after the closure of the Oshawa Assembly Plant, the Canadian Automotive Museum has acquired important archival collections, strengthened its position in the community, opened a highly successful exhibit, and built a new relationship with General Motors of Canada. Gates will discuss how this event lead to numerous outcomes from acquisitions to exhibition creation, and most importantly for a not-for-profit charity, creating new partnerships and fundraising opportunities.

Speakers
avatar for Alexander Gates

Alexander Gates

Executive Director and Curator, Canadian Automotive Museum
Alexander Gates has served as the Executive Director and Curator of the Canadian Automotive Museum since 2014. A graduate of Drake University and the University of Toronto, he began his career as the Executive Director of the North Berrien Historical Museum in Coloma, Michigan, where... Read More →


Thursday April 29, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm
Revs Institute - Theater 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

11:00am

Combustion, Exhaustion, and the Law: Intellectual Property and the Automobile
Every car is a treasure trove of intellectual property.  Improvements on batteries and transmissions are the stuff of patents, and new logo designs and even ornamentation are protectable as trademarks.  Copyright long has offered protection for owner manuals and advertising, and increasingly it is the reliable protection for software operating systems as well as stored music files to entertain passengers.  Intellectual property law is crucial for the business enterprise of building a new car and bringing it to market.  The law can also shape some decisions that museums and collectors confront as they restore, document, and display their historic and modern artifacts.  This presentation will be an opportunity to deconstruct the automobile and identify how IP issues might create constraints and opportunity.  It will also follow the lifecycle of the car as it transitions into a museum piece – converting IP law from enforceable rights of ownership into beneficial rights of use.  For curators as well as collectors, this presentation can reveal the surprising scope of intellectual property and offer some practical guidance.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Kenneth Crews

Dr. Kenneth Crews

Gipson Hoffman & Pancione
Kenneth D. Crews is an attorney, author, professor, and international intellectual property consultant based in Los Angeles with the firm of Gipson Hoffman & Pancione. His work centers on copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property needs for diverse clients, including major... Read More →


Thursday April 29, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm
Revs Institute - Main 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

12:00pm

Lunch

Thursday April 29, 2021 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Revs Institute - Main 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

1:30pm

Automotive Museum Financial Benchmarking
GuideStar gathers, organizes, and distributes public information about 2.7 million U.S. nonprofits. GuideStar uses the Internal Revenue Service Form 990, and IRS Letters of Determination and other data. Using public data made available through the GuideStar database, Mark will provide an overview of ninety-three unnamed U.S. automotive museum financial resources, and benchmark them against standards from the American Alliance of Museums. The data provides a means to examine profitability, revenue and expense composition, and liquidity. The session goal is to begin a conversation on how museums can collaborate to develop a tool that they can use to examine their own financial health compared to peer groups.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Vargas

Mark Vargas

Chief Operating Officer and Director of the Library and Archives, Revs Institute
Mark A. Vargas is Chief Operating Officer and Director of the Library and Archives at Revs Institute. Previously, Mark was Dean of Learning Resources Services at St. Cloud State University and Library Director at Saint Xavier University. He was an archivist at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee... Read More →


Thursday April 29, 2021 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Revs Institute - Theater 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

1:30pm

Cars, Companies, and Communities
The English West Midlands has historically been the heart of motor manufacturing in the United Kingdom and is still a hub for motor car design and production today. The car factories have had a profound effect on their local communities. Many local people have found jobs with the manufacturers, whilst other businesses have grown up to match. Over the past two decades, the industry has changed more so than ever in its history and the factory landscape has altered to reflect that. What effect has this had on the society around the factories? The disappearance of the central hub of a community goes further than the loss of jobs in the locality. The local area and cross section of lives have been shaped by the presence and growth of the factory – now its closure has created a void. With the help of generous funding from Arts Council England, the British Motor Museum has engaged a Community Historian to work with the communities in the areas around the factories or places where a factory once stood. Over 24 months, the aim is to collect the experiences and recollections of people who live in those communities, whether the factory was their primary livelihood or not. The catalyst will be relevant material from the Museum’s collections. In 2021 the Museum will hold a special exhibition of the social culture around the car factory, based on those recollections and curated with the help of the communities.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Laing

Stephen Laing

Head of Collections, British Motor Museum, Gaydon
Stephen is the Head of Collections at the British Motor Museum and was for many years prior to that the Museum’s Curator. He is responsible for the all of the Museum’s car, object and archive collections, as well its cultural programmes. Stephen is on the Secretariat of the World... Read More →


Thursday April 29, 2021 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Revs Institute - Main 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

2:30pm

Networking Break

Thursday April 29, 2021 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Revs Institute - Networking Break Area 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

3:00pm

Revs Institute Library and Archives: Sharing an Environment of Inquiry and Access
Revs Institute Library and Archives is one of the largest and most comprehensive in the world. This session will explain why and how the staff collects, processes, and makes available materials in all formats and languages that promote the study of automotive history. Jessica will explain how the Revs Institute Library is guided by the principles to acquire and preserve materials in multiple formats; nurture an environment of inquiry and access, uphold the highest professional standards, and embrace technological advancements to deliver history. These collections detail the history of the automobile from the dawn of the motoring age through to the present day. Jessica will share how Library staff adhere to standards when processing, digitizing, and preserving collections, including the Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative protocols and digitize at the 4-Star level. She will detail how the Library digitizes over 6,000 images per month and adds them to the Revs Digital Library, which contains over 600,000 images. Lastly, Jessica will explain how the Library readily makes its collections easily accessible through its connections into WorldCat, the Revs Digital Library, LibChat and LibAnswers platforms, and Omeka exhibits.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Bright

Jessica Bright

Associate Librarian, Revs Institute
Jessica Bright, M.S.I.L.S and DAS certificate holder, is Associate Librarian at Revs Institute. She coordinates the Revs Digital Library, overseeing image collection processing, digitization, metadata, uploads, preservation, and project tracking.


Thursday April 29, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Revs Institute - Theater 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

3:00pm

The Racing Car as Art and Artifact: Interpretive Strategies, Visitor Experience, and the Ongoing Struggle for Relevance
Around the world, several museums have treated the racing car as both artifact and work of art.   In 1909, F. T. Marinetti declared the racing car as “more beautiful than the Victory of Samothrace” in his Futurist Manifesto.  In the 1990s, Marinetti’s claim seemed to be vindicated when the Museum of Modern Art in New York City used Marinetti’s slogan as the centerpiece for an exhibition on Ferrari Formula One cars. Dr. Paul Baxa, (Ave Maria University) will explore the question: to what extent has the automobile, and the racing car in particular, become a work of art?  To many, a race car is “cool” and “fast,” and nothing more.  However, the race car has limitless potential of which to teach elements of physics, chemistry, and technology to younger generations.  As museums face an ongoing struggle for “relevance,” what are some modern strategies automotive museums can employ to provide focused, curriculum-driven historical interpretation in order to increase visitorship? The NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Curator, Dr. Daniel Simone, will discuss these issues. Indeed, museums have a duty to serve their communities as educational institutions.  Bryan Gable, Special Collections Assistant Coordinator at Revs Institute, also stresses that historic race cars carry stories about their design and purpose.  Yet, that is lost if curatorial teams fail to create interpretive strategies in order to engage visitors who are not automotive experts.  As museums seek new audiences, how can the race car be repurposed to capture the attention of non-enthusiasts?

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Paul Baxa

Dr. Paul Baxa

Associate Professor and Chair of the History Department, Ave Maria University
Paul Baxa is Associate Professor and Chair of the History Department at Ave Maria University. Dr. Baxa received his doctorate at the University of Toronto specializing in the cultural history of Italian Fascism. His scholarly interests included the history of motorsport and he is... Read More →
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Bryan Gable

Special Collections Assistant Coordinator, Revs Institute
Bryan Gable is the Special Collections Assistant Coordinator at Revs Institute. He assists with accessions and special exhibitions, processes various archival and image collections, and helps researchers with a variety of projects. He received his MA in Public History from the University... Read More →
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Dr. Daniel Simone

Curator, NASCAR Hall of Fame
Daniel J. Simone earned his Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 2009, with specializations in Environmental, Oral, and Sport History. His dissertation examined how environmental forces and factors shaped the development of American motorsports. Before becoming Curator of the NASCAR... Read More →


Thursday April 29, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Revs Institute - Main 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

4:00pm

Shuttle transfer from Revs Institute to the Conference Hotels
Transportation to this event is included in the registration cost for attendees (early, regular, and student only). Attendees will be shuttled from Revs Institute following the conclusion of the day’s sessions to the conference hotels. Attendees and partners (who purchase a ticket to this event) who are staying at the Hyatt House are invited to walk to the nearby event, as it is just across the street. Attendees and partners (who purchase a ticket to this event) who are staying at the Ramada Inn Naples will be shuttled to and from this event.

Thursday April 29, 2021 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Conference Hotels

6:00pm

Naples Princess Cruise
PLEASE NOTE: the ship leaves the dock precisely at 6:45 pm. Attendees should be at the dock no later than 6 pm. Attendees will sail on a sunset dinner cruise aboard the most elegant luxury yacht in Southwest Florida. You will experience the spectacular homes, breathtaking sites, and natural beauty of Naples Bay and Port Royal. Relax in the fully enclosed and air-conditioned interior salons or bask in the warmth of the sun in the fresh-air outdoor seating. Enjoy the beverage of your choice from either of our two full-service cash bars and unwind as we cruise the calm waters of Naples Bay and, weather permitting, the Gulf of Mexico. Watch for dolphins and manatees. You will enjoy a delicious meal prepared right on board by a talented culinary team. The Naples Princess sails from her dock at the Port O Call Marina, Naples, FL – conveniently located opposite the Hyatt House. You are bound to have a first-class, unforgettable, and memorable experience. Bring your cameras and welcome aboard!



Thursday April 29, 2021 6:00pm - 8:45pm
Naples Princess Cruise 550 Port O Call Way, Naples, FL 34102, USA

8:45pm

Shuttle transfer from Naples Princess Cruise to the Ramada Inn Naples
Attendees and partners (who purchase a ticket to this event) who are staying at the Hyatt House are invited to walk to and from the nearby event, as it is just across the street.

Attendees and partners (who purchase a ticket to this event) who are staying at the Ramada Inn Naples will be shuttled to and from this event.

Thursday April 29, 2021 8:45pm - 9:00pm
Conference Hotels
 
Friday, April 30
 

8:00am

8:30am

Building an Archive and Finding a Collections Management System
The process of building an archive and finding a Collections Management System (CMS) is an arduous, all-consuming process but can be very rewarding. At the Lane Motor Museum, what began as an individual project but quickly was realized as a collaboration. Coming on-board as LMM’s first Curator last year, Robert Sparrow Jones knew there was lot of work to accomplish. With the first order of business to familiarize himself with the entire collection, he became aware of the important archives associated with some of the more rarer vehicles; such as the Martin and Davis—of which LMM had acquired the entire archive. The materials took up several cabinets; photographs, hand-written letters, original drawings, plans and ideas. Proposing an archive was the second step and Director Jeff Lane was already fully on board. But there were many steps to the process. In this talk Curator, Robert Sparrow Jones will take us through a narrative, focusing on the points of process and the obstacles needed to overcome from the starting point, into undertaking, and through to the final outcome. There is much to take away from the LMM narrative, looking ahead and planning for an archive as well as organizing the Museum as a whole. The ideas, principals and approaches in this slide presentation are useful for any museum big or small.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Sparrow Jones

Robert Sparrow Jones

Curator, Lane Motor Museum Archive
Robert Sparrow Jones received his BFA from Kutztown University and MFA from the Hoffberger School of Painting at Maryland Institute College of Art, studying with Abstract Expressionist, Grace Hartigan. He has worked on the exhibition teams for the Tacoma Art museum and the Museum... Read More →


Friday April 30, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am
Revs Institute - Library 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

8:30am

How Science and Technology Museums Offer New Perspectives on Displaying Motoring History
Following the success of the Automobile in American Life exhibition at The Henry Ford, from the early 2000s both the Smithsonian and the Deutsches Museum set up mobility exhibitions, highlighting the connection between the automobile and the society.  Today mobility exhibitions are increasingly popular. These displays focus less on the provenance of the car, but offer a very nuanced view on how motoring has changed our environment, our society and our everyday life.   As this new contextualisation approach drew criticism from motoring historians, in my presentation I will look at the most important mobility exhbitions in Germany and Austria through the prism of a museum professional and through the prism of a motoring historian. Will these exhibitions dominate the 21st century? Another section of my presentation will look at the role collaboration is playing at developing these new exhibitions, by charting the story of the Artefacts Consortium. Artefacts is a discussion platform and forum where historians from museums and universities can discuss issues related to science and technology exhibition, which was set up by the Science Museum in London together with the Smithsonian Institute and the Deutsches Museum in the 1990s. What are the main topics discussed within Artefacts? What are the main exhibitions stemming from this platform?

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Pal Negyesi

Dr. Pal Negyesi

Dr. Pal Negyesi is an award-winning author, automobile industry analyst, historian and lecturer from Hungary. His thesis, How The Motor Museum Saw The Automobile: Curating The Automobile As Commodity, As Design And As Social History In Germany And Austria In The 20th Century, was... Read More →


Friday April 30, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am
Revs Institute - Theater 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

8:30am

Museums from the Media Perspective
Many museums grapple with the need to reach new or existing audiences, or to improve engagement within the museum. However, it’s not often that the museum asks what is actually wanted by the media. In this session, three award-winning journalists will share their ideas on how museums can ask the right questions, define the audience, and understand the needs of the media outlets, to create an overall strategy. By understanding what the media actually wants, museums can develop a strategy that is interconnected and continuously attracts new visitors, retains the old ones, and engages them with what you do. By understanding media needs, museums can better tailor messages and exhibits that broaden the museum’s appeal to new or underserved audiences. This session will focus on the messages needed by both traditional media (such as newspapers, radio, or local TV) and newer media (such as Facebook, Instagram, or others).

Speakers
avatar for John H. Davis

John H. Davis

Host and Executive Producer, MotorWeek
John Davis has always loved everything that moved. While he turned that into a degree in mechanical-aerospace engineering, he kept returning to his first love, cars. Armed with that and a college broadcasting background, he got a chance to put them all together in MotorWeek, television’s... Read More →
avatar for Ken Gross

Ken Gross

Former Director of the Petersen Automotive Museum, Ken is a 31-year Pebble Beach Judge and a Selection Committee member. A member of ICJAG, and Chief Judge for Greenwich Concours, Ken judges at Amelia Island, Boca Raton, Hilton Head, Las Vegas, and St. Johns. His exhibitions have... Read More →
avatar for David Lillywhite

David Lillywhite

Editorial Director, Hothouse Media
Having grown up around MGs, Healeys and dismantled Austin 7s, and despite a degree in electronics, David Lillywhite found his dream job when he was accepted onto Practical Classics magazine in 1992. Since then he’s written for, and edited, many leading automotive titles, and in... Read More →


Friday April 30, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am
Revs Institute - Main 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

9:30am

Creating the Interactive 1936 Ford Dealership Experience for the Early Ford V-8 Museum
The team that worked collaboratively with donors Joe and Craig Floyd to create the "Floyd Motors" 1936 Ford Dealership Experience at the Early Ford V-8 Museum in Auburn, Indiana, will discuss their practical approach to successful team building while creating an exciting new museum experience. The museum was approached by a donor with a comprehensive collection of 1936 Fords and a challenge to create an educational experience with the 19 cars and trucks. The donor wanted to explain why Henry Ford had added new models and increased production in the middle of the Great Depression, but we knew it could be more than that. The museum building an addition, and with generous funding from the donor, dedicated 12,500 square feet to an exhibit that would tell the story of 1936 in an interactive and educational way. In less than 8 months, with everyone in constant contact, we opened "Floyd Motors," a 1936 Ford dealership experience that puts the cars in social, historical, and technological context. By focusing on visitors' needs and leaving egos at the door, everyone worked together seamlessly. The result was one of the most satisfying and enjoyable work experiences that each of us has had. We will present the details of the collaboration, the challenges we faced, how we overcame them, and provide an overview of the resulting visitor experience.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Conrad

Josh Conrad

Executive Director, Early Ford V-8 Museum
Josh Conrad has served as Executive Director of the Early Ford V-8 Foundation Museum since 2016. Prior to being promoted to Executive Director he held the positions of Collections Coordinator and Curator. He studied Secondary Education, History and Anthropology at Ball State University... Read More →
avatar for Mary Seelhorst

Mary Seelhorst

Independent Consultant
Mary Seelhorst is an independent museum exhibit developer and writer with more than 30 years of experience developing educational exhibits on history and technology subjects. She is widely published, including a seven-year stint writing a monthly column for Popular Mechanics. Among... Read More →
avatar for Matt Short

Matt Short

Museum Account Executive, Group Delphi
Matt Short’s academic background includes a B.A. in History from Albion College and an M.A. in Chinese Studies from the University of Michigan, where he also earned a Graduate Certificate of Museum Practice. Matt has worked for The Henry Ford Museum, The R.E. Olds Transportation... Read More →


Friday April 30, 2021 9:30am - 10:30am
Revs Institute - Theater 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

9:30am

The Men in Sheds are Dying Off
One of the challenges faced by the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust (JDHT), other motor museums and indeed classic and vintage car owners worldwide, is that the skilled people who maintain many of our cars are literally dying off.  What can we do about it? Help train the next generation. JDHT are working with Banbury and Bicester College on a number of initiatives to help train their classic car engineering students.  We have donated a number of old test engines which the students can dismantle and rebuild as required.  We have agreed to take a number of students through the JDHT workshops to gain real experience of a working, museum workshop and complete their ‘work experience’ module. Most importantly the JDHT is working with the college to restore a 1920s Sidecar. The student’s task is to complete the research to find out exactly what it should look like and then fully restore it.  The skills required cover many disciplines including: woodworking for the sidecar frame and body; metalwork to re-build the chassis; upholstery to remake the seat base and back; re-lace the wheel; make the missing mudguard; re-cast a missing aluminum step, etc.  The whole project will need planning, budgeting and documenting including some students from the media studies course to video it. The presentation will outline the project, interviewing the students for the project team, the hurdles which they need to overcome, lessons learnt, and hopefully by the time of the Forum, show images of the finished article.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Merrygold

Tony Merrygold

Vehicle Collection Manager, Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust
Following a successful sales and marketing career at IBM and ATT, Tony took early retirement and ran his own business renting out classic cars, including Jaguars, for 20 years. He joined the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust in January 2017 as Vehicle Collection Manager, responsible for... Read More →


Friday April 30, 2021 9:30am - 10:30am
Revs Institute - Main 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

9:30am

Library and Digitization Tour
MAX 10 Persons. Take a behind-the-scenes tour and see how Revs Institute integrates inventory control, arrangement and description, metadata, and more to provide a fully integrated library for patrons worldwide. Please note, portions of the Library tour are only accessible by stairs.


Speakers
avatar for Jessica Bright

Jessica Bright

Associate Librarian, Revs Institute
Jessica Bright, M.S.I.L.S and DAS certificate holder, is Associate Librarian at Revs Institute. She coordinates the Revs Digital Library, overseeing image collection processing, digitization, metadata, uploads, preservation, and project tracking.
avatar for Will Cobb

Will Cobb

Digital Projects Assistant, Revs Institute
Will Cobb, M.A. in History, is Digital Projects Assistant at Revs Institute. He digitizes images to be uploaded to the Revs Digital Library.


Friday April 30, 2021 9:30am - 10:30am
Revs Institute - Library 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

9:30am

Workshop and Parts Tour
MAX 20 Persons. It's not easy maintaining one of the finest auto collections in the world. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the remarkable workshop and learn how craftsmen work in specialized leather, metal, paint, and wood shops. Also see how the parts department manages inventory control for tens of thousands of items. Please note, the Parts portion of this tour is only accessible by stairs.

Speakers
avatar for Pete Baus

Pete Baus

Parts Manager, Revs Institute
Pete Baus is Parts Manager at Revs Institute where he works with the Workshop Technicians to keep the cars in top running condition. In this position, he sources parts from around the world utilizing resources such as eBay and specialty marque suppliers. He has worked with several... Read More →
avatar for Mike Grebing

Mike Grebing

Workshop & Facilities Manager, Revs Institute
Mike Grebing is the Workshop & Facilities Manager for the car collection and all buildings and grounds at Revs Institute. Mike has a long history of working on engines and power plants dating back to the mid 1930’s. His career also includes managing the engineering staff and then... Read More →


Friday April 30, 2021 9:30am - 10:30am
Revs Institute - Shop 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

10:30am

Networking Break
Sponsored by Springshare

Sponsors


Friday April 30, 2021 10:30am - 11:00am
Revs Institute - Networking Break Area 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

11:00am

Shuttle transfer from Revs Institute to the Edison and Ford Winter Estates
Transportation to this event is included in the registration cost for attendees (early, regular, and student only). Partners who purchase an event ticket are responsible for their own transportation to Revs Institute where they will join the shuttle for this event. Return shuttle transportation will be provided for attendees and partners after this event concludes returning all to the conference hotels.

Friday April 30, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm
Revs Institute - Parking Lot 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

12:00pm

Edison and Ford Winter Estates Tour and Luncheon
Attendees will enjoy lunch at The Marina at Edison Ford, directly on the Caloosahatchee River. You will then take a short walk to the Edison and Ford Winter Estates, one of the most popular historic sites in the United States. Attendees will enjoy seeing Edison and Ford’s historic winter homes, the Edison Botanical Research Lab, and the 15,000 square foot Edison Ford Museum on more than 20 acres of botanic gardens. Automotive Curator, James Moss, provides a new perspective on the evolution of Ford's automobiles. Learn about production and how to operate a Ford Model T. From the Quadricycle to the Ford Model A, the Ford Motor Company and beyond, the Automotive Talk promises to offer a new way to connect with one of their most popular collections. Curatorial Registrar, Matt Andres, provides insight into the lives of famous inventor Thomas Edison and automobile industrialist Henry Ford in Florida. Participants will acquire a greater understanding of their Fort Myers estates while touring the historic winter homes and tropical gardens of the Edison & Ford families. Each major historic structure has ADA accessibility, and visitors are encouraged to wear comfortable summer attire, closed toe shoes, sunscreen, and bring or purchase water. Flash photography is allowed. Please note that the Edison and Ford Winter Estates does not permit smoking on the property. You will return to the hotels by about 4 PM.

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Friday April 30, 2021 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Edison and Ford Winter Estates 2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33901, USA

3:00pm

Shuttle transfer from Edison and Ford Winter Estates to the Conference Hotels
Return shuttle transportation will be provided for attendees and partners (who purchased an event ticket) after this event concludes returning all to the conference hotels.

Friday April 30, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Conference Hotels
 
Saturday, May 1
 

8:00am

8:30am

Accreditation Standards for Auto Museums
Standards are markers of professionalism, foster accountability, and enable good decision-making. While AAM promulgates a set of core standards that are applicable to all types of museums, there are standards, codes of ethics, and professional practices issued by museum associations representing children’s museums, railway museums, art museums, state and local history museums, zoos and aquariums, and academic museums, just to name a few. Plus, there’s the International Council of Museums’ own version as well as general museum standards issued by individual countries. This session will explain how WFFMM and NAAM, if they wanted to set auto museum-specific standards, might start the process and use AAM’s as a guideline and starting point. Drawing on her two-and-a-half decades working with AAM’s accreditation program and similar programs in other countries, AAM’s Senior Director for Standards & Excellence will share insights about the challenges and opportunities for both groups to consider if they wanted to pursue such an endeavor. Some considerations include applicability to a global set of stakeholders, qualitative vs. quantitative, resources to develop and maintain, enforceability, and relationship to membership. After hearing about AAM’s standards philosophy and model, attendees will learn of other discipline-specific standards and HeritageRail Alliance’s recent experience revising its Recommended Practices for Railway Museums. The target audiences for this session are decision-makers, leaders, and influencers from NAAM and WFFMM; and others who might want to be involved in a process of creating standards for auto museums.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Hart

Julie Hart

Senior Director, Museum Standards & Excellence, American Alliance of Museums
As the Senior Director for Museum Standards & Excellence at the American Alliance of Museums Julie Hart provides leadership of AAM’s standards and ethics work and oversight of related programs: Accreditation, Museum Assessment (MAP), Peer Review, Pledge of Excellence, and Core Documents... Read More →


Saturday May 1, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am
Revs Institute - Main 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

8:30am

Copyright, Customs and Other Bad Things at the Border
This session will address a number of issues in the international aspects of copyrights as well as other issues that can arise in international transactions – buying, selling, importing, etc. With respect to copyright, although an “international copyright registration” does not exist, many nations are parties to various international copyright treaties and conventions that extend protection to foreign works. For example, in addition to other treaties and conventions, the United States is a party to the Berne Convention, the Buenos Aires Convention, and the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), each of which aim to set certain minimum standards of protection in member nations. While the international copyright treaties and conventions attempt to provide a harmonization between the copyright laws of individual nations, the specific rights extended to the author of a work in a foreign country is highly dependent upon that nation’s specific copyright laws. Copyright is, however, only one aspect of the international issues that can arise in the acquisition abroad or borrowing from abroad of property for exhibition purposes. Source country ownership laws can impact the export, import and right to possess many types of property – including automobiles. Furthermore, clearance of U.S. customs can lead to unintended consequences, including potential seizure and forfeiture of property improperly imported in the United States. Many of these aspects will be explored during this session.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher R. Butler

Christopher R. Butler

Associate, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP
Chris is an associate at Hahn Loeser. He concentrates his practice on intellectual property and business law matters. With a background in law and business administration, Chris uses the intersection of the two disciplines to effectively guide clients through the intricacies of intellectual... Read More →
avatar for Josh Knerly

Josh Knerly

Partner, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP
Josh Knerly is a partner at Hahn Loeser. He focuses his practice on matters involving art transactions, nonprofit corporate law, closely held and family-owned businesses and international commercial transactions. Josh serves as Co-Chair of the Firm’s Non-Profit Institutions section... Read More →
avatar for Jeanne L. Seewald

Jeanne L. Seewald

Board of Directors member, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP
Jeanne Seewald serves as a member of Hahn Loeser’s Board of Directors and focuses her practice on intellectual property, general business, and mergers and acquisitions. Jeanne is board certified in intellectual property law. Jeanne works with clients ranging from startups to established... Read More →


Saturday May 1, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am
Revs Institute - Theater 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

9:30am

Everyone Has a Piece of the Puzzle: Bring a Community Together to Build a Museum
The Hackett Auto Museum is successfully engaging and working with diverse audiences and partner organizations across six Michigan counties to tell the story of South Central Michigan’s contributions to the automotive world. Hackett senior staff will share the techniques and tools they are utilizing to engage the community, facilitate collaborations, build partnerships and create in-reach. Takeaways include a toolbox for engaging the community across sectors and tips for identifying and engaging leaders, stakeholders and diverse representation with communities and building long term partnerships. Other takeaways include basic facilitation skills to use when working with boards, volunteers, donors and the public; and dialogue techniques to elicit input and make sure everyone is heard in community outreach/in reach sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Keli Spears Hindenach

Keli Spears Hindenach

Hackett Auto Museum
Keli Spears Hindenach has worked in the museum world for over three decades as a director, curator and consultant throughout the US and overseas. Keli spent five years as the Director of Solve-It! Community Mediation Service serving 10 municipalities in the greater Phoenix metro area... Read More →
avatar for Ted O'Dell

Ted O'Dell

Hackett Auto Museum
Ted O’Dell has a long time passion for historical preservation and interpretation, serving as a board member for numerous cultural and non-profit organizations. As an attorney and throughout his career in public and government sectors; Ted has built numerous public collaborations... Read More →


Saturday May 1, 2021 9:30am - 10:30am
Revs Institute - Theater 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

9:30am

Heart to Hart
This is an informal session with Julie Hart. Earlier, she provided an overview of the museum operating environment, and discussed what accreditation standards might mean for auto museums. Now, you will have a chance to follow-up with Julie, and she'll answer any questions you might have about accreditation, professional best practices, standards, and the future of museums. Ask how your organization can work with the American Alliance of Museums to build upon your strengths. This session is not being recorded.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Hart

Julie Hart

Senior Director, Museum Standards & Excellence, American Alliance of Museums
As the Senior Director for Museum Standards & Excellence at the American Alliance of Museums Julie Hart provides leadership of AAM’s standards and ethics work and oversight of related programs: Accreditation, Museum Assessment (MAP), Peer Review, Pledge of Excellence, and Core Documents... Read More →


Saturday May 1, 2021 9:30am - 10:30am
Revs Institute - Library 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

9:30am

Obsolete Materials in Vehicle Restoration
To preserve, conserve or accurately restore the cars of the early 20th century, we need to understand the materials used in their construction, especially as many of these materials are different than the materials used in automobile construction today. The focus of this presentation is obsolete materials, or materials commonly believed to be obsolete. In particular we will focus on the differences between modern materials and historical materials. We will start from the exterior of the car and move to the interior and mechanical, discussing examples of sheet metal, exterior paints, wood finishes, upholstery, castings and forgings. We will organize our discussion around the following questions: What materials are obsolete? Why were they discontinued? What replaced them? What were the advantages and disadvantages of these materials? What care and maintenance are needed to preserve these original materials? Why is it important to be able to offer them again today? What is needed to use them today? What materials are thought to be obsolete—but aren’t—and why? We will also have samples of obsolete materials for attendees to see and touch.

Speakers
avatar for David Cooper

David Cooper

Owner, Cooper Technica, Inc.
David Cooper is a restorer and historian specializing in pre-war European automobiles. Founded in 1989, Cooper Technica’s two workshops in Wisconsin and France are known for their commitment to authenticity, meticulous research in history, provenance and context, preservation of... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Gundula Tutt

Dr. Gundula Tutt

Diplomrestauratorin, Omnia
Dr. Gundula Tutt, is conservator-restorer for historic vehicles, researcher and speaker. In 2002 she started her practical work and research on new methods to preserve historic vehicles in active use. Since then, she is counseling private collections and transport museums. She took... Read More →


Saturday May 1, 2021 9:30am - 10:30am
Revs Institute - Main 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

9:30am

Library and Digitization Tour
MAX 10 Persons. Take a behind-the-scenes tour and see how Revs Institute integrates inventory control, arrangement and description, metadata, and more to provide a fully integrated library for patrons worldwide. Please note, portions of the Library tour are only accessible by stairs.


Speakers
avatar for Jessica Bright

Jessica Bright

Associate Librarian, Revs Institute
Jessica Bright, M.S.I.L.S and DAS certificate holder, is Associate Librarian at Revs Institute. She coordinates the Revs Digital Library, overseeing image collection processing, digitization, metadata, uploads, preservation, and project tracking.
avatar for Will Cobb

Will Cobb

Digital Projects Assistant, Revs Institute
Will Cobb, M.A. in History, is Digital Projects Assistant at Revs Institute. He digitizes images to be uploaded to the Revs Digital Library.


Saturday May 1, 2021 9:30am - 10:30am
Revs Institute - Library 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

9:30am

Workshop and Parts Tour
MAX 20 Persons. It's not easy maintaining one of the finest auto collections in the world. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the remarkable workshop and learn how craftsmen work in specialized leather, metal, paint, and wood shops. Also see how the parts department manages inventory control for tens of thousands of items. Please note, the Parts portion of this tour is only accessible by stairs.

Speakers
avatar for Pete Baus

Pete Baus

Parts Manager, Revs Institute
Pete Baus is Parts Manager at Revs Institute where he works with the Workshop Technicians to keep the cars in top running condition. In this position, he sources parts from around the world utilizing resources such as eBay and specialty marque suppliers. He has worked with several... Read More →
avatar for Mike Grebing

Mike Grebing

Workshop & Facilities Manager, Revs Institute
Mike Grebing is the Workshop & Facilities Manager for the car collection and all buildings and grounds at Revs Institute. Mike has a long history of working on engines and power plants dating back to the mid 1930’s. His career also includes managing the engineering staff and then... Read More →


Saturday May 1, 2021 9:30am - 10:30am
Revs Institute - Shop 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

10:30am

Networking Break
Sponsored by Colibri.

Sponsors


Saturday May 1, 2021 10:30am - 11:00am
Revs Institute - Networking Break Area 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

11:00am

Collaboration Between Competitors
Frauenfeld is the capital of the canton of Thurgau in Switzerland, and the city tries to keep all state museums within its borders. In early 2019, the construction of a new historical museum had been announced, and the citizens of Arbon, a small town in eastern Switzerland, decided they wanted the museum in their community. A task force recognized that the first effort was to build support within Arbon. After much deliberation, October 26, 2019 was selected as Museum Day, promoting visits from “Eleven to Eleven” (“Museums TagNacht”). Three museums (a modern agriculture museum, a historic museum, and the Saurer Truck and Textile Machinery Museum) worked closely together in new ways. This session explains how the three museums collaborated to raise political and public support, and gathered interest from an art gallery and the local tourist office. Working with a short timeframe and low budget, teams from the museums and other cultural groups collaborated on Museum Day activities, including an “all-included” fee for all events and hop-on, hop-off shuttles. They identified ways to find and identify visitors and levels of public interest, led panel discussions with leaders, and promoted local and regional newspaper articles. The Museum Day was quite a success. Through this collaboration the organizers got an echo from the capital; the decision-makers in Frauenfeld can no more ignore the little peripheral city of Arbon, and the citizens are proud to be part of the “Museum and Culture city!”  The session concludes with lessons learned and “Ten Points Not to Ignore” when organizing an inter-museum and citywide museums day.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Rudolf Baer

Dr. Rudolf Baer

President, Saurer Museum Arbon
Dr. Rudolf Baer, president of the Saurer Museum Arbon runs the Oldtimer Club Saurer, the association of the friends of the museum and the museum itself. He runs the show, motivates the troops, is the CEO, CFO and the chief PR officer, and drives the trucks and buses of the museum... Read More →


Saturday May 1, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm
Revs Institute - Theater 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

11:00am

Historic Vehicles Do Not Exist in Technical Isolation
A key aim for historic vehicle owners is, among other things, to pass on cultural heritage in a physical form to future generations, while safeguarding a vehicle’s current use and respecting its social and spiritual importance, thereby protecting its intangible aspects. To achieve these goals, we implement measures and activities that are the result of an all-encompassing interdisciplinary decision-making process: documentation and research (historical, artistic, scientific and technical), as well as taking into account the past, the present and the future contexts of the subject. Encouraging people to ‘allow’ themselves to experience this heritage in a reasonable and responsible manner stems from a concern for maintaining an historic vehicle’s contribution to scientific and general human value, as something that previous generations have created and preserved, and that can today be recognized as part of the world’s technical heritage.

Speakers
avatar for Nataša Grom Jerina

Nataša Grom Jerina

President, Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens
Born in Celje, Slovenia, in 1979 and graduated from the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Currently president of the FIVA (Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens) and Culture Commission General Secretary of the FIVA Motorcycle Commission. Head of Office at the Slovenian... Read More →
avatar for Diane Parker

Diane Parker

Vice President, Historic Vehicle Association
Diane Parker is Vice President of the Historic Vehicle Association (HVA). Diane is extremely passionate about the HVA’s mission to share the cultural past associated with America’s automotive heritage through Cars at the Capital (an annual exhibition on the National Mall in Washington... Read More →


Saturday May 1, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm
Revs Institute - Main 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

12:00pm

Lunch
Sponsored by Opus.

Sponsors


Saturday May 1, 2021 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Revs Institute - Main 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

1:30pm

NAAM Board Meeting
Saturday May 1, 2021 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Revs Institute - Theater 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

1:30pm

WFFMM Board Meeting
Saturday May 1, 2021 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Revs Institute - Conference Room 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

1:30pm

Cocktail Rally Car Building
In this session, attendees will build the race cars that they will race during the cocktail hour. Teams will select from parts bins but there are no other rules. Creativity, fun, and collaboration are essential. Teams will be assigned randomly. The winners will be the first Cocktail Rally champions.

Saturday May 1, 2021 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Revs Institute - Main 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

2:30pm

Networking Break
Sponsored by MediaPreserve.

Sponsors


Saturday May 1, 2021 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Revs Institute - Networking Break Area 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

2:30pm

Gallery Tour
Visit any car or gallery.

Saturday May 1, 2021 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Revs Institute - Galleries 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

2:30pm

Library and Digitization Tour
MAX 10 Persons. Take a behind-the-scenes tour and see how Revs Institute integrates inventory control, arrangement and description, metadata, and more to provide a fully integrated library for patrons worldwide. Please note, portions of the Library tour are only accessible by stairs.


Speakers
avatar for Jessica Bright

Jessica Bright

Associate Librarian, Revs Institute
Jessica Bright, M.S.I.L.S and DAS certificate holder, is Associate Librarian at Revs Institute. She coordinates the Revs Digital Library, overseeing image collection processing, digitization, metadata, uploads, preservation, and project tracking.
avatar for Will Cobb

Will Cobb

Digital Projects Assistant, Revs Institute
Will Cobb, M.A. in History, is Digital Projects Assistant at Revs Institute. He digitizes images to be uploaded to the Revs Digital Library.



Saturday May 1, 2021 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Revs Institute - Library 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

2:30pm

Workshop and Parts Tour
MAX 20 Persons. It's not easy maintaining one of the finest auto collections in the world. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the remarkable workshop and learn how craftsmen work in specialized leather, metal, paint, and wood shops. Also see how the parts department manages inventory control for tens of thousands of items. Please note, the Parts portion of this tour is only accessible by stairs.

Speakers
avatar for Pete Baus

Pete Baus

Parts Manager, Revs Institute
Pete Baus is Parts Manager at Revs Institute where he works with the Workshop Technicians to keep the cars in top running condition. In this position, he sources parts from around the world utilizing resources such as eBay and specialty marque suppliers. He has worked with several... Read More →
avatar for Mike Grebing

Mike Grebing

Workshop & Facilities Manager, Revs Institute
Mike Grebing is the Workshop & Facilities Manager for the car collection and all buildings and grounds at Revs Institute. Mike has a long history of working on engines and power plants dating back to the mid 1930’s. His career also includes managing the engineering staff and then... Read More →



Saturday May 1, 2021 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Revs Institute - Shop 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

3:30pm

Car Display Session
Revs Institute will run several cars in the parking lot.

The Car Display will take place on Saturday May 1, 2021 at Revs Institute from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm. Please note, partners will be responsible for their own transportation to Revs Institute for this session. Shuttle transportation will be provided for attendees and partners after the Farewell Dinner concludes returning all to the conference hotels.



Saturday May 1, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Revs Institute - Parking Lot 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

5:00pm

Farewell Dinner
Cocktail Hour and Rally (5pm), Farewell Dinner (6-7:30) with NAAMY Awards.

The Farewell Dinner will begin after the day’s sessions conclude, so attendees will already be on-site. The Farewell Dinner is included in the registration cost for attendees (early, regular, late, and student only). Partners who purchase an event ticket are responsible for their own transportation to Revs Institute. Return shuttle transportation will be provided for attendees and partners after this event concludes returning all to the conference hotels.



Saturday May 1, 2021 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Revs Institute - Main 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 USA

7:30pm

Shuttle transfer from Revs Institute to conference hotels
Return shuttle transportation will be provided for attendees and partners after this event concludes returning all to the conference hotels.

Saturday May 1, 2021 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Conference Hotels