PRESERVATION BEST PRACTICES FOR OPTIMAL COLLECTIONS CARE-OCTOBER 25, 2011
Archivists, collections managers, librarians, curators, and other staff members involved in collections care must manage a variety of tasks, including implementation of collections management plans and policies, management of environmental controls and storage conditions, and provision for safe use and exhibition of collections. This program will provide participants with an overview of the preservation standards for the many aspects of collections care.
Location: Senator John Heinz History Center
Registration Fee: $25 Pennsylvania institutions / $75 out-of-state institutions
Registration, secure credit card payment, and additional program information are available at www.ccaha.org/education/program-calendar )
Can't make it to Pittsburgh? This program will also be offered in:
Johnstown November 8, 2011
Boalsburg November 9, 2011
Allentown December 6, 2011
Scranton December 7, 2011
Philadelphia January 11, 2012
York January 13, 2012
Questions? Call CCAHA at 215.545.0613, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Preservation Best Practices for Optimal Collections Care is part of Save Pennsylvania's Past, a statewide effort to preserve the millions of objects and historic artifacts that shape the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's history and define our nation. As part of this two-year project, the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) will present six training programs in Pennsylvania's eight regions to prepare staff to address the challenges threatening Pennsylvania's world-class collections.
Save Pennsylvania's Past is an initiative led by CCAHA in partnership with the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, Pennsylvania Federation of Museums and Historical Organizations, and LYRASIS. The project is supported by an Institute of Museum and Library Services Connecting to Collections Statewide Implementation Grant and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
The following programs are coming to Pittsburgh in early 2012:
DIGITIZATION BASICS - FEBRUARY 21, 2012
This program will cover basic issues in digital preservation, including an introduction to digitization, and will provide information on handling guidelines for digitization, selection of materials, conducting pilot projects, creating access to digitized materials, funding sources, and the benefits of collaborating with other institutions.
UNDERSTANDING ARCHIVES: AN INTRODUCTION TO ARCHIVAL BASICS - JULY 13, 2012
Participants will learn about the fundamentals of archival appraisal, acquisition, and access; proper storage materials; and the most common preservation problems associated with paper-based archival collections. This program will touch briefly on processing, arrangement, and description.