NCPC and NCMC Announce Disaster Relief Grant

The North Carolina Preservation Consortium (NCPC) and the North Carolina Museums Council (NCMC) have joined forces to assist collecting institutions affected by disasters.

Purpose and Scope of Grant

To provide funds for collection supplies for institutions affected by disasters declared either by the state (North Carolina) or federal authorities. These include but are not limited to hurricanes, floods, tornados, wildfires, and earthquakes.

Funds will be awarded between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Grants will be awarded until funds earmarked for the fiscal year are depleted.

Institutions affected by Federal and State declared disaster events from 2016 to present are eligible to apply for funding. Applications citing global pandemics, including Ebola and Covid-19, will not be accepted.

Applicants must be institutional members of NCPC or NCMC, and must be within the declared North Carolina disaster areas as defined by FEMA or the Governor of North Carolina. Grants are not awarded to individuals.

Maximum award is $1,000. NCPC and NCMC seeks to fund as many worthwhile grants as possible. Grant proposals of any amount up to $1,000 are welcome.

For more information please see the Disaster Relief Grant website.

NCPC Annual Conference: Hindsight is 20/20

Hindsight is 20/20: Lessons Learned from Successes and Failures in Preservation

November 13, 2020

Virtual Zoom Conference
Program 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Empirical learning can be one of the most effective teaching tools. Learning from our mistakes is a hard but not easily forgotten lesson.  How can we as professionals leverage these “life lessons” and get the most out of these less than ideal situations? Share them! 

NCPC’s 2020 annual conference will focus on sharing our experiences of success and/or failure and what we can all learn from that moment or event. The goal of the conference is to create an open and inclusive forum for both sharing what we may view as the “lowlights” of our past performance in a constructive way, as well as learning how to best include these types of dialog into our professional environments. One way to view this is that a failure not shared is a learning opportunity wasted.  

Registration Deadline: November 11, 2020
Suggested Registration Fee: $30 per person, or pay what you can

For complete registration information, please see https://ncpreservation.org/programs/conferences/

October Newsletter (Annual Report) Now Online

The October edition of NC Preserves is now online. This issue is our Annual Report and includes a look back at our accomplishments for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 and looks ahead at Fiscal Year 2021.

Contents include:

  • Letters from the President, Immediate Past President, and Executive Director
  • FY 2020 Budget snapshot
  • Review of FY 2020 workshops
  • Preservation Grant report
  • Board of Directors membership report
  • Membership report

Thank you as always for your support.