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Collections Care Training: Care and Preservation of Audiovisual Collections (Philadelphia, PA)

  • April 4, 2017

Participants in this workshop learn about methods for proper assessment, care, and handling of audiovisual collections. Hands-on sessions demonstrate cleaning and housing basics and address issues such as reformatting and maintaining playback equipment.

Collections Care Training: Best Practices for Objects Preservation (Bryn Mawr, PA)

  • May 18, 2017

Topics covered include handling and storage of a variety of materials including metals, glass, ceramics, and wood using the collection at Bryn Mawr College.  

Collections Care Training: Protective Enclosures and Storage for Rolled Paper (Philadelphia, PA)

  • September 7, 2017

In this hands-on workshop participants learn how to make simple housings for storage of blueprints, drawings, artwork, or rolled documents.

Into the Vault: Library and Archive Storage Strategies (Austin, TX)

  • September 25 – 26, 2017

September 25th and 26th at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin. 

More information and registration coming soon!

Collections Care Training: Care and Preservation of Paintings (Philadelphia, PA)

  • October 3, 2017

The session will guide participants in preservation best practices, provide recommendations for moving and un-framing artwork, identify conservation concerns, and instruct when to contact a professional conservator.

Behind the Scenes: Exploring Museum Collections Storage (Philadelphia, PA)

  • November 8 – 9, 2017

Wednesday, November 8th at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Thursday, November 9th at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

More information and registration coming soon!

Collections Care Training: Care of Paper: Techniques and Materials for Handling and Transport (Philadelphia, PA)

  • November 14, 2017

Discussion includes how to prepare work areas, best practices for moving various types of artifacts, selecting preservation quality supplies and tools, and identifying potential conservation concerns. Participants gain hands-on experience and have an opportunity to sample materials.