Laura Hortz Stanton is the Director of Preservation Services at the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) in Philadelphia, PA. In her position at CCAHA she assists museums, archives, libraries, and other cultural organizations to preserve their collections by conducting needs assessments and vulnerability assessments, developing disaster plans, and formulating preservation plans. She is also responsible for planning and presenting educational programs on preservation topics both in the Mid-Atlantic and nationally. Laura received her B.A. from Temple University and her M.A. from the Museum Studies Program at the Cooperstown Graduate Program in Cooperstown, NY. Before joining the staff at CCAHA in 2005, she worked as the Curator of Collections at the Siouxland Heritage Museums in Sioux Falls, South Dakota where she oversaw the care and management of a historic house, archives, and history museum with a collection of 150,000 artifacts.