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Wednesday January 18 2012

Apply now for free collections care and management assistance from CCAHA's preservation specialists

    • Anna at Fundamentals of Caring for Paper Collections Part II: Constructing Storage Enclosures

CCAHA is now accepting applications for Tracks I, II, and III of its Philadelphia Stewardship Program.  These grant-funded tracks are designed to aid nonprofit institutions in caring for their collections and offer preservation planning assistance.

Thursday January 5 2012

Registration now open for our Collections Care Training 2012 programs

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    • Constructing storage enclosures at the Caring for Three-Dimensional Objects workshop (December 2012)
    • Storage enclosures made at the Caring for Three-Dimensional Objects workshop (December 2012)

CCAHA is offering a series of programs during 2012 to provide training in a variety of collections care activities that are the cornerstone of a preservation program for cultural collections. Online registration is now open!

Friday December 23 2011

Ten HBCU institutions selected for one-year, in-depth preservation projects

    • Examining negatives at Hampton University 2

The Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Photograph Preservation Project aims to improve preservation of significant photographic collections held in HBCUs. Ten institutions were recently selected to receive $45,000 grants to fund in-depth preservation projects.

Wednesday December 21 2011

Surveying books from the personal library of the "Poet of the People"

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    • Carl Sandburg's study at the Carl Sandburg Home NHS
    • Mellon Fellow Renee Wolcott surveying books at the Carl Sandburg Home NHS
    • Landscape and goat at the Carl Sandburg Home NHS

Known for his ability to capture in writing the struggles of ordinary Americans, Carl Sandburg produced a wide range of critically-acclaimed works in his lifetime. CCAHA recently surveyed 2,500 volumes from Carl’s personal library at the Carl Sandburg Home NHS.

Thursday November 3 2011

In the latest issue of Art-i-facts....

    • Art-i-facts Fall 2011 cover for news item

The fall issue focuses on preservation, with articles on emergency planning, a new program to preserve artifacts in collecting institutions across Pennsylvania, and Heritage Preservation's Alliance for Response.

Monday October 17 2011

Treatment Focus: Honoring a great-grandmother through preservation of her portrait

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    • Conservator Jessica Keister inpainting a crayon enlargement (11.104)
    • Crayon enlargement 11.104 BT-AT

The owner of this crayon enlargement portrait had always admired it while it hung in her aunt’s home in North Carolina. Repaired and stabilized at CCAHA, the portrait of her great-grandmother is now ready for display in her own home.

Friday August 26 2011

Treatment Focus: Delaware Public Archives to restore conserved historic documents to their former home

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    • Ingrid with State Archivist Stephen Marz from DE Public Archives
    • Conservation Assistant Heather Godlewski treating DE Public Archives documents
    • Deed signed by William Penn, DE Public Archives
    • Penn's royal seal, DE Public Archives

Buena Vista, in New Castle, DE, was home to several prominent Delawareans, including Clayton Douglass Buck, governor and a United States senator. After receiving conservation treatment, historic documents that he displayed there will once again hang in the house.

Friday July 29 2011

Treatment Focus: Preserving fraktur, a Pennsylvania German tradition

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    • Senior Conservator Soyeon Choi consolidates media on a fraktur from the Berman Museum
    • Birth and baptismal certificate from the Berman Museum (11.173.22)
    • Birth and baptismal certificate from the Berman Museum (11.173.2)
    • Berman Museum fraktur featuring Adam and Eve (11.173.8)
    • NEA Fellow Marion Verborg removing backing board from a fraktur from the Berman Museum

Pennsylvania German communities in the 1700s and 1800s documented religious beliefs and important events through decorated manuscripts called fraktur. The Berman Museum of Art has selected 32 fraktur to receive treatment at CCAHA through a Save America's Treasures grant.

Wednesday July 27 2011

Registration now open for "Exploring Maps: History, Fabrication, & Preservation"

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    • Examining an atlas from the Boston Public Library
    • Washing a map from the Athenaeum of Philadelphia

This two-day conference, to be held November 2 & 3 at the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, will provide an overview of the history of maps and address predominant issues in their care and preservation.  Register online by October 21, 2011.

Tuesday July 5 2011

Hollinger Metal Edge, Inc. now offering CCAHA members an exclusive discount on quality archival products

    • Archival boxes from Hollinger Metal Edge, Inc.

CCAHA has partnered with Hollinger Metal Edge, Inc., a leader in quality archival materials, to offer CCAHA members a ten percent discount on Hollinger Metal Edge products, from storage boxes and file folders to book supports and collections maintenance supplies.