The January newsletter is now online. Thanks to newsletter editors Renee’ Donnell and Renee Jolly for another great issue. We are trying a new online format for the newsletter. Please let us know what you think. You can access the newsletter at http://joom.ag/bdbW.
Topics in this issue:
- Care of Archaeological Collections Workshop (new for 2017)
- NCPC Preservation Grants (deadline is March 15th)
- NCPC Book Repair workshop
- Recap of the 2015 NCPC Annual Conference
- Preservation In the News
If you have preservation or conservation news you would like to share with our members, please see the last page of the issue for contact information. We love to hear stories from our members!
Steve Davis, Associate Director of Research Laboratories of Archaeology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Alumni Building, Room 201A
Monday, March 13, 2017
This workshop is designed for organizations that care for both large and small archaeological collections. The instructors will discuss various archaeological objects, their material composition, and methods for stabilization and long term storage. Learn how to evaluate and improve your knowledge of what you have and where to find it (accountability) and how to make it available for educational and scientific use (accessibility). Exchange ideas about best practices for archaeological collections curation that can be implemented by both large and small museums, historic sites, archives and similar repositories. Explore practical and creative solutions to a variety of problems that arise with maintaining these collections. Emphasis will be placed on methods collections staff can use to preserve archaeological objects and their associated information for current and future use, and how to balance ideal curation standards with what can be achieved within the reality of limited resources.
New: Register and pay online
NCPC can now collect your registration information and payment online using a credit or debit card. Go to our Workshop page for registration information. Registration is now faster and easier than ever.
The 2016 Annual Conference, Unbroken Threads: Preserving Our Textile Heritage, was held on November 7th at the NCSU McKimmon Center. Thanks to the NCPC Education Committee, all of the speakers, and everyone who attended for making this program a success. Please visit our Flickr album to see images from the event.