Midwest Art Conservation Center Preservation Updates
*2010 A Space Odyssey: Storage Strategies for Cultural Collections*
Date: October 12-13, 2010 | 9:00 - 4:00
Location: Minnesota History Center, St. Paul, MN
Hosted and cosponsored by the Minnesota Historical Society; and in partnership with the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts
This comprehensive 2-day program will address storage planning needs for institutions of all sizes. Participants in this two-day conference will hear experts in the field of design, space planning, and environmental control and modification speak about practical methods and applications to improve and maximize storage spaces for cultural collections.
*Research and Writing of a Long Range Conservation Plan*
Date: October 25-26, 2010 | 9:00 - 4:00
Location: South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, SD
Elisa Redman, Associate Director of Preservation Services will teach this two-day workshop in which participants will gain experience developing and writing a Long Range Conservation Plan, a useful tool that defines institutional preservation and conservation goals for a 5- to 10-year period.
*Introduction to Cleaning Museum Artifacts: What’s Right and What’s Wrong?* Date: Oct. 29, 2010 | 9:30 - 4:30
Location: North Dakota Governor’s Conference, State Historical Society of ND
This 1-day workshop taught by Neil Cockerline, Director of Preservation Services and Conservator, is designed for collections staff who have little or no formal conservation training and yet often find themselves charged with the responsibility for “sprucing up” collection artifacts for storage or exhibition purposes.
For more details about workshops, click here.