Archives ¦ Museum Collections ¦ Non-profits
Practicing responsible museum and archives collections management focused on preservation, interpretation, integrating diverse cultural perspectives, and public access. Developing innovative programs and strengthening program cores. Working to engage new audiences and cultivate the next generation of patrons.
+Preserving and cataloging photographs, manuscripts, cultural and natural resource records, archaeological materials, maps, and audio/video.
+Non-profit management and program development.
+Capacity building and collaboration.
+Developing and coordinating special events and seminars.
+Training, facilitation and project leadership.
Berlin Loa is a certified archivist and project manager working with archival and museum collections. She is the former Director at The Museum of Casa Grande and former Board Member of the Museum Association of Arizona. In 2013 she founded the Pinal County Museums collaborative group and was awarded an 2015 MAA Community Support Award. She has worked with a variety of museums and archives both as a volunteer and as a staff member.
She is a Certified Archivist and received her MA in Information Resources and Library Science at the University of Arizona. Her professional experience includes nonprofit management, program development, marketing, and outreach. Her work in museums and archives is framed by her experience in capacity building through partnerships, collaborative projects, and community outreach. Her approach is focused on best practices in preservation and inclusive historic interpretation. In her personal time, she nurtures a passion for coffee, languages, road trips, theatre, and writing.
Archives – Photograph and Manuscript Preservation – Research – Writing: Policies, Procedures and Operations Manuals – Archival and Museum Collections Processing, Description, and Cataloging – Organizational Planning – Grant Writing – Community Collaboration and Outreach – Workshop Facilitation – Event and Program Planning