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Cultural Institutions & Emergency Management: Partners in Disaster Response & Recovery (West Long Branch, NJ)

  • July 30, 2014

Intended for collections care professionals and volunteers, this New Jersey statewide conference will address important facets of emergency response, as well as building local networks for collaborative mutual aid.

Protecting Collections: Disaster Prevention, Planning, & Response (Part II, Bryn Mawr, PA)

  • August 5, 2014

One of the most important steps any cultural institution can take to safeguard its collections is to be prepared in the event of an emergency or disaster.  This two-part program will guide participants in risk mitigation, emergency planning and preparedness, response, and recovery. 

Preservation of Textiles (Philadelphia, PA)

  • September 10, 2014

Participants in this workshop will learn to properly care for costumes and textiles and to identify issues requiring consultation with a conservator. 

Exhibitions for Cultural Collections (Philadelphia, PA)

  • October 7, 2014

This workshop will cover strategies for planning, designing, and installing professional-looking, collections-based displays and exhibitions using low-cost, readily available, preservation quality materials. 

Meant to Last? Preserving the Modern and Contemporary (Philadelphia, PA)

  • October 27 – 28, 2014

 This two day conference will explore the guiding principles to collecting and caring for artifacts of key historic importance from the recent past.  Participants will attend general sessions in the morning and then have the option to select from concurrent sessions, with a museum or library/archive focus, in the afternoon

Focusing on Photographs: Identification & Preservation (Providence, RI)

  • November 6 – 7, 2014

This two-day program will focus on the fundamentals of identifying and caring for photographic collections. Participants will gain a holistic view of identifying photographic materials, caring for these collections, developing appropriate handling and display procedures, and establishing safe storage environments.