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New Jersey Cultural Alliance for Response Statewide Summit 2015 (Freehold, NJ)

  • September 9, 2015

A culmination of a year of New Jersey Cultural Alliance for Response (NJCAR) initiatives, this statewide conference is open to colletions care professionals, volunteers, and emergency managers in the tri-state region.

Legal Issues in Collections Management: What Can Go Wrong? (Philadelphia, PA)

  • September 15, 2015

Team-taught by legal counsel and others who represent arts and cultural institutions, the workshop will address ways to limit liability and preserve and protect collections in activities from licensing to publishing, communicating with donors to deaccessioning, lending, exhibiting, and sorting collection items.  

The Next Chapter: Rare Books in Modern Times (New York, New York)

  • October 27 – 28, 2015

This two-day program will explore the definition of the rare book within the context of its physical history and current preservation concerns. Presenters will also address ways to engage the public with rare book collections in conservation work and exhibition planning. 

Introduction to Digitization (Philadelphia, PA)

  • November 10, 2015

This workshop will provide a basic overview of some of the considerations institutions should make when digitizing materials, including establishing policies, prioritization and selection criteria, equipment options, handling practices while scanning or photographing, storage concerns for digital media, and digital preservation.  This primer on establishing a digitization program is intended for collections staff and volunteers with very little or no experience digitizing materials.

Where Artifact Meets Exhibition: Preservation and Exhibit Design (Philadelphia, PA)

  • December 9 – 10, 2015

This exciting two day program will focus on the integration of preservation into the entire exhibit planning and development process.