Thursday, August 2, 2012


ESSENTIAL POLICIES & PROCEDURES FOR CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS An institution's collections care and business practices are defined by its written policies and procedures. Institutional memory is often lost through staff changes, but best practices are encoded in these important documents. 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. Participants will review the critical components of these documents along with concrete examples of how to adapt them to different institutions. Policy development as well as approval and implementation responsibilities of staff, volunteers, and board will be discussed. Dates/Locations: September 19, 2012 - Frank & Sylvia Pasquerilla Heritage Discovery Center, Johnstown September 20, 2012 - Pennsylvania Military Museum, Boalsburg Speaker: Laura Hortz Stanton, Director of Preservation Services, Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts Registration Fee: $25 per person in Pennsylvania institutions $75 per person in out-of-state institutions Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 How to register? Registration, secure credit card payment, and additional program information are available at Can't make it to Johnstown or Boalsburg? This program will also be offered in: Erie September 11, 2012 Pittsburgh September 12, 2012 Allentown October 9, 2012 Scranton October 10, 2012 York October 18, 2012 Philadelphia October 22, 2012 Questions? Call CCAHA at 215.545.0613, or email us at Essential Policies & Procedures for Cultural Institutions 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. 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. Save Pennsylvania's Past is an initiative led by the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts 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. The following programs are also coming to Johnstown & Boalsburg: FUNDRAISING FOR PRESERVATION & CONSERVATION - NOVEMBER 2012 This workshop will examine the planning process that funders want to see in place and the elements of a successful grant proposal. PROTECTING COLLECTIONS: DISASTER PREVENTION, PLANNING, & RESPONSE - MARCH 2013 This two-part program will guide participants in risk mitigation, emergency planning and preparedness, response, and recovery. 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