July 2017 Newsletter is Now Available

The July 2017 newsletter is now available online. This issue serves as the fiscal year 2016-2017 Annual Report. Inside its covers you will find:

President’s Letter: NCPC Executive Director to Retire
2017 Preservation Grant Winners
Overview of the Board of Directors
Overview of improvements the Board has made to the organization this year
Photographs from the recent Preserving Scrapbooks workshop
New Board Members Announce

We hope you enjoy this issue!

New Workshop Announced: Intermediate Book Repair

Craig Fansler

Craig Fansler demonstrates book repair techniques.

Sponsored by the North Carolina Preservation Consortium
Z. Smith Reynolds Library ~ Wake Forest University

This workshop will cover a variety of repairs such a spine replacement, tipping in pages, end sheet replacement, 4-flap enclosures, paper tears and tightening hinges.

This workshop is intended for staff and volunteers in libraries, archives, museums, historic sites, and other heritage institutions that need training in repairing or housing archival materials. Books will be supplied for attendees to work on, but you are encouraged to bring 1 or 2 books which need repair or housing. If time permits, we’ll work on what you bring.

Date, Location, and Cost

Friday, September 29, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Z. Smith Reynolds Library
Preservation Lab, Room 329
1834 Wake Forest Road
Wake Forest, NC

$50 (NCPC Member or staff at an NCPC institutional member)
$75 (non-member*)

Space at Z. Smith Library is limited therefore we must limit this workshop to 9 students. Please register early to reserve your spot. For complete information including how to register, please visit our Workshop page.

Workshop Announcement: Condition Reporting

Condition Reports are a key element of Collections Records.  Accurate condition evaluation is important at the time of acquisition or as an artifact is loaned or borrowed.  Condition reports can become a critical tool should damage be claimed either from poor handling, bad environment, accident, or vandalism.

Two experienced conservators will review the agents of deterioration with advice as to whether the effects of age or inherent vice constitute the need for professional conservation care.  The workshop will focus on paintings and works on paper.  The instructors will review the various media used to create works of art and will offer advice on media identification.  The instructors will have available a number of actual paintings and works on paper for attendees to examine.  Attendees are asked to bring their preferred magnification tool and several pairs of cotton gloves.  Attendees may also bring examples of unknown media or state of preservation.

The workshop is designed for individuals whose responsibility is the creation of accurate condition reports.  Registrars, curators, and students are the target audience.

Attendance will be limited to 20.

Date and Location

August 18, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., Networking and Refreshments
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Workshop

Refreshments and a box lunch are included in your registration fee.

North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Western Office
176 Riceville Rd, Asheville, NC 28805

For complete information including how to register, please visit our Workshop page.