Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Seminar - Plan for Preservation: Assess, Prioritize and Manage

Plan for Preservation: Assess, Prioritize and Manage

Thursday, March 18, 2010 - 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The National Archives Building, William McGowan Theater, Washington,

The National Archives' 24th Annual Preservation Conference will explore
the evolving field of strategic planning for preservation. Informed by
analysis of risks, assessment of conditions and ways to prioritize, by
interests in developing sustainable strategies, realistic
decision-making and long-term management, preservation planning is a
critical component of cultural stewardship. Strategic goals rely on a
vision, and on advocacy for the significance of holdings and
collections. Planning for preservation also relies on the need to
create a story that links the values contained in our shared collections
and holdings to the values of our culture. The conference speakers, who
are active in national, international, state and local institutions,
will share both their vision and practice.



Introduction -
David S. Ferreiro, The Archivist of the United States
Michael J. Kurtz, Assistant Archivist, Office of Records Services
(Washington, DC)

Is Risk Management Hazardous to your Collection?
Dr. Norbert Baer, Hagop Kervorkian Professor of Conservation, New York

Managing Preservation Today: What Do We Learn From Those Who Have Come
Doris A. Hamburg, Director of Preservation Programs, National Archives
and Records Administration (NARA)

Innovation, Interconnections, and Evidence: Stewardship for a 21st
Century Archive
Nancy Bell, Head of Collection Care, The National Archives, UK

Using Risk Assessment to Determine Preservation Priorities: Tools and
Services in Development at the Canadian Conservation Institute
Irene Karsten, Preservation Development Advisor, Preservation Services
and Training, Department of Canadian Heritage

Documenting What is Needed to Preserve Our Records
Allison Olson, National Preservation Programs Officer for Special
Projects, NARA

A Model for a Cross-Repository Survey of Photograph Collections
Paul Messier, Consultant in Preservation of Photographs

A Statewide View of Assessment, Prioritization and Management of
Preservation Resources
Sherelyn Ogden, Head of Conservation, Minnesota Historical Society

Eight Days A Week: Advocacy and Funding for Preservation Management
Debbie Hess Norris, Vice Provost for Graduate and Professional
Education & Chairperson,
Art Conservation Department, University of Delaware

The registration fee is $150.00. $75.00 for full-time students. The
registration form is at
For further information contact Richard Schneider, National Archives
Preservation Conference Coordinator, 301-837-3617