Introducing our NEW Executive Director

The North Carolina Preservation Consortium is pleased to announce the appointment of Ellie East as our new Executive Director. Ms. East is a seasoned professional with over a decade of experience in the non-profit and museum sector. She has a strong focus on long-term planning strategies and accessibility, and her true passion is community outreach and engagement. Her work history has involved cultivating public programs, caring for and storing artifacts, and managing special event operations. She holds an MFA in Fine Art and Museum Studies from Ohio University and a Bachelor of Science in Art from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse.

In her free time, she enjoys visiting historically significant sites, studying archival materials, and volunteering within her community. Her love for history and culture also takes her to old cemeteries, where she can often be found taking rubbings from gravestones.

NCPC is absolutely thrilled to bring her onboard as the new Executive Director. Welcome, Ellie!

New Photograph Preservation Workshop!

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Photograph Preservation Workshop

Cultural heritage collections typically contain photographs. Join instructor, Stephen Fletcher, Photographic Archivist for UNC’s North Carolina Collection, at a workshop on February 6, 2023, to learn how to care for these important visual documents. The production of different technical formats across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries involved varying chemical processes. As they age, those formats require different preservation strategies. This workshop is an introduction to identifying a variety of types of photographs: daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, hand-colored silver gelatin prints, contemporary color, and digital photographs. Instruction will also focus on preservation methods and materials for proper handling, exhibition, and storage.

Date and Location

  • What? In-person workshop on photograph preservation
  • Where? Meeting Room A, Chapel Hill Public Library, Chapel Hill, NC
  • When? Monday, February 6, 2023, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m, ET (Eastern)
  • How much? $50 NCPC members, $75 nonmembers,
    $25 students, includes lunch
  • Who should attend? Anyone who cares for a collection with photographs
  • Register Here (Last Day to Register is Wed, Feb 1, 2023)

2022 Conference Update

Due to leadership transitions and other logistical concerns, NCPC has decided to change the format for its 2022 annual conference. Rather than holding this year’s conference on a single day, we will be spreading out our “potluck” of preservation topics throughout the fall, spring, and summer. We hope you will join us for these upcoming programs and presentations. Stay tuned!