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  Regular-General Government   # 43.       
Meeting Date: 05/10/2022  
Brief Title:    Yolo County Historical Collection and YoloArts Annual Update
From: Mark Fink, County Librarian and Chief Archivist, Library
Staff Contact: Mark Fink, County Librarian, Library, x8002

Receive presentation regarding the management of the Yolo County Historical Collection from the Yolo County Museum Curator as well as an update on the operation of the Gibson House from YoloArts. (No general fund impact) (Fink)
Recommended Action
Receive presentation regarding the management of the Yolo County Historical Collection from the Yolo County Museum Curator and the operation of the Gibson House from YoloArts.
Strategic Plan Goal(s)
Thriving Residents
Reason for Recommended Action/Background
On June 26, 2018 the Yolo County Board of Supervisors approved Agreement No. 18-148 authorizing YoloArts to operate the Gibson House and Property as a cultural center. As a cultural center, the property is utilized for community programming and education that blends history and artistic activity, while also providing the public with a historical venue for private events. 

Agreement No. 18-148 also funded a Museum Curator to oversee the Yolo County Historical Collection, and to work with YoloArts to plan exhibitions, displays, and related programming on-site at the Gibson House. This Museum Curator position was assigned to the County Library for oversight. 

For the last three years, the Museum Curator has developed a process for Yolo County Historical Collection items to be reviewed, deaccessioned when appropriate, and moved to more suitable storage when not on display. The goal of this work has been to develop a collection that is more representative of all facets of life in Yolo County.

The Yolo County Museum Curator and the Executive Director of YoloArts will provide the Board of Supervisors with a presentation regarding operations at the property and management of the historical collection since the establishment of the agreement, including programming, exhibitions, property renovations, and progress on the review of the historical collection.

Some of the highlights of this presentation include the five year strategic plan for the Historical Collection, the launch of a digital asset management system shared with the Yolo County Archives, the adoption of a Collection Management Policy, the launch of Shared Histories Learning Kits in both physical and digital formats, and the hosting of several online and on-site exhibits.
Collaborations (including Board advisory groups and external partner agencies)
Yolo County Library (Museum Curator), YoloArts, Yolo County Archives, and the Yolo County Administrator's Office.

Fiscal Impact
No Fiscal Impact
Fiscal Impact (Expenditure)
Total cost of recommended action:    $   0
Amount budgeted for expenditure:    $   0
Additional expenditure authority needed:    $   0
On-going commitment (annual cost):    $   0
Source of Funds for this Expenditure
Explanation (Expenditure and/or Revenue)
Further explanation as needed:
No general fund impact
Att. A. Presentation

Form Review
Inbox Reviewed By Date
Joanne Van Hoosear Joanne Van Hoosear 03/29/2022 10:30 AM
Form Started By: Mark Fink Started On: 03/28/2022 04:35 PM
Final Approval Date: 03/29/2022


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