NCPC Preservation Grant Deadline: March 15, 2017

apply-nowPreservation grants from the North Carolina Preservation Consortium (NCPC) promote the preservation of collections in libraries, museums, archives, and historic sites; monuments, memorials, and outdoor art; archaeological sites and collections; and historic and cultural architecture. The maximum award is $2,000.00.

Grant applications are due March 15th. See the NCPC Preservation Grants website for eligibility and grant application instructions. If you haven’t applied for a grant before, or if you are starting your application, view our slideshow for helpful grant writing hints.

New Workshop Announced: Preservation of Scrapbooks

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Image courtesy of Duke University Libraries.

Scrapbooks provide a unique historic perspective on individuals, families, organizations and institutions and hence are actively collected by archives, libraries, museums and historic societies. Photographs, newspaper clippings, ephemera and three-dimensional memorabilia are all found in albums and can pose complicated accessioning, cataloging and preservation issues.

This workshop is designed for individuals who are interested in the preservation and care of scrapbooks. Whether you oversee the care and handling of scrapbooks or work directly with them at your institution, this workshop will address access, conservation, reformatting, and description as it relates to these unique books.

This workshop will cover:

  • A short history of scrapbooks
  • Guidelines for providing intellectual and physical access to these materials
  • Care and handling of albums and scrapbooks
  • Guidelines and best practices for exhibition and storage

Attendees are welcome to bring one scrapbook from their collection to review with the instructors and attendees. This interactive session will be used to discuss “real world” issues and apply the lessons learned during the day.

Date and Location

April 21, 2017
High Point Museum–High Point, NC (directions)
8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m., Networking/refreshments
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Workshop
Refreshments and a box lunch are included in your registration fee.

For complete details including how to register, please visit the NCPC Workshops page.

NCPC Now Accepts Payments Online!

orange-join-thNCPC can now accept online payments via PayPal.  We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and PayPal transfers. You can try it out for yourself by signing up for a workshop or becoming an NCPC member today!

Members receive discounts on workshop and conference registrations, and are eligible to serve NCPC in a variety of ways. Membership can pay for itself with these discounts. Staff at member institutions are already eligible for discounts, but our programming is only possible because of our members. So even if your institution is a member, please consider becoming an individual member if you can. We appreciate your support!