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Out of The Ordinary: Preserving Paper-Based Ephemera (Portland, OR)

  • July 8, 2015

This symposium will examine the myriad of challenges faced in preserving a wide variety of non-standard paper items produced in the 19th and 20th centuries, including paper dolls, greeting cards, posters, maps, blueprints, baseball cards, miniature books, scrapbooks, and oversize objects. 

Disaster Response and Recovery: A Hands-on Intensive (Mahwah, NJ)

  • July 15, 2015

Thoughtful preparation for an emergency or disaster is one of the most important steps that a cultural institution can take to safeguard collections.  This day-long, hands-on program will increase practical knowledge through hands-on salvage of a simulated disaster.  

Disaster Response and Recovery: A Hands-on Intensive (Blackwood, NJ)

  • July 22, 2015

Thoughtful preparation for an emergency or disaster is one of the most important steps that a cultural institution can take to safeguard collections.  This day-long, hands-on program will increase practical knowledge through hands-on salvage of a simulated disaster. 

Disaster Response and Recovery: A Hands-on Intensive (Scranton, PA)

  • July 29, 2015

Participants will use the Incident Command System while learning to salvage a variety of materials, including paintings, wooden furniture, glass/metal/ceramic objects, textiles, paper, photographs, and books. 

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.