Educational Opportunity in Allentown & Scranton
PRESERVATION BEST PRACTICES FOR OPTIMAL COLLECTIONS CARE
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.
December 6, 2011 - Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, Lehigh County Historical Society
December 7, 2011 - Albright Memorial Library, Lackawanna County Library System
Registration Fee: $25 Pennsylvania institutions / $75 out-of-state institutions
Registration Deadline: November 30, 2011
Registration, secure credit card payment, and additional program information are available at www.ccaha.org/education/program-calendar )
Can't make it to Allentown or Scranton? This program will also be offered in:
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 Allentown & Scranton in early 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
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.
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 www.ccaha.org or find us on Facebook.
Preservation Services Assistant
264 S. 23RD STREET
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103
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