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Your Photograph Scrapbook: Identification and Preservation (Philadelphia, PA)

  • June 7, 2016

This workshop will cover the common structures, materials, and methods of attachment for the photographic prints in photobooks, albums, and scrapbooks; discuss how to evaluate and address condition issues; review storage, display, and environment; and cover the basics of reformatting and digitization.

Protecting Collections: Disaster Prevention, Planning, and Response (Indianapolis, IN)

  • June 21, 2016

One of the most important steps a cultural institution can take to safeguard its collections is to be prepared in the event of an emergency or disaster. This two-part program (June 21 & August 9, 2016) will guide participants in risk mitigation, emergency planning and preparedness, response, and recovery.

Where Artifact Meets Exhibition: Preservation and Exhibit Design (Charlotte, NC)

  • July 19 – 20, 2016

This two-day program provides training in the following topics: incorporating preservation into the exhibition planning process; prioritizing conservation concerns while providing interactive experiences; preservation standards for exhibition; appropriate lighting; engineering and fabrication of exhibit cases; collections security; and understanding exhibition space design and construction. 

Red Flag! Identifying Preservation Needs While Processing Collections (Philadelphia, PA)

  • August 18, 2016

Learn to create a system for identifying and prioritizing the collections care needs of items (objects, books, artworks, archival materials, etc.) during the accessioning, processing, and cataloging phases.

Storage Boxes for 3-D Objects (Philadelphia, PA)

  • October 4, 2016

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn the general parameters for three dimensional object storage and care. 

Giving Voice: Interpreting & Preserving Oral Histories (Denver, CO)

  • October 5, 2016

This conference, intended for archivists, librarians, collections managers, and any other collections staff working with oral histories, brings together noted historians and preservation experts to discuss best practices and methods for capturing and sharing oral histories.

The Next Chapter: Rare Books in Modern Times (Chicago, IL)

  • October 19 – 20, 2016

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. 

Designing a Digital Imaging Project: Planning and Fundraising (Philadelphia, PA)

  • November 16, 2016

Learn about current funding opportunities for digital preservation projects, as well as examples of projects that have recieved funding, and tips for designing a winning project!