Thursday, July 5, 2012

Workshops - Save Pennsylvania's Past

Save Pennsylvania's Past is a statewide effort to preserve the millions of objects and historic artifacts that shape the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's history and define our nation. Now in its second year, this two-year initiative is preparing staff to address the challenges threatening Pennsylvania's world-class collections through training programs and online resources. ESSENTIAL POLICIES & PROCEDURES FOR CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS This program will provide an overview of the policy and planning documents that are essential for collections care, such as collections management policies, handling guidelines, and maintenance policies. Schedule: September 11, 2012 Erie September 12, 2012 Pittsburgh September 19, 2012 Johnstown September 20, 2012 Boalsburg October 9, 2012 Allentown October 10, 2012 Scranton October 18, 2012 York October 22, 2012 Philadelphia FUNDRAISING FOR PRESERVATION & CONSERVATION This workshop will examine the planning process that funders want to see in place and the elements of a successful grant proposal. With examples drawn from success stories at museums, historic sites, libraries, and archives, program participants will gain an understanding of how to effectively develop and implement a funding strategy to raise money for their collections. Schedule: November 7, 2012 Johnstown November 8, 2012 Boalsburg December 11, 2012 Allentown December 12, 2012 Scranton January 8, 2013 Philadelphia January 10, 2013 York May 21, 2013 Erie May 22, 2013 Pittsburgh PROTECTING COLLECTIONS: DISASTER PREVENTION, PLANNING, & RESPONSE This two-part program will guide participants in risk mitigation, emergency planning and preparedness, response, and recovery. Schedule: March 13 & April 23, 2013 Erie March 14 & April 24, 2013 Pittsburgh March 19 & May 1, 2013 Philadelphia March 26 & May 8, 2013 Johnstown March 27 & May 9, 2013 Boalsburg April 9 & May 14, 2013 Allentown April 10 & May 15, 2013 Scranton April 30 & June 11, 2013 York Please visit for more information and to register. Save Pennsylvania's Past is an initiative led by CCAHA in partnership with the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, PA Museums, and LYRASIS. The project is supported by an Institute of Museum and Library Services Connecting to Collections Statewide Implementation Grant, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Arthur Ross Foundation, Inc. About CCAHA The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) is the country's largest nonprofit conservation facility serving cultural, research and educational institutions, as well as individuals and private organizations. CCAHA's mission is to provide expertise and leadership in the preservation of the world's cultural heritage. CCAHA specializes in the treatment of works of art on paper, such as drawings, prints, maps, posters, historic wallpaper, photographs, rare books, scrapbooks, and manuscripts, along with related materials like parchment and papyrus. CCAHA also offers digital imaging services, on-site consultations, educational programs, fellowships, and emergency conservation services. For information on additional educational opportunities, visit or find us on Facebook. KIMBERLY MAGYAR Preservation Services Assistant 264 S. 23RD STREET PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103 t 215.545.0613 f 215.735.9313 e KMAGYAR@CCAHA.ORG