New Workshop Announced: Paintings Conservation

Have you ever pondered the mystery of paintings conservation or wondered how to care for the framed works of art in your own institution’s collection? If so, consider attending a workshop in the art conservation lab at the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh, Thursday August 1, 2019. Paintings Conservator, Perry Hurt, will lead the instruction. The workshop will include a primer on paintings conservation concepts, a tour of the museum lab with current projects, and a discussion of collection problems, storage, and safe handling. Participants will learn preservation techniques for the back of paintings, such as re-keying and vacuuming, and will practice upgrading frames with archival backings and hanging hardware.

Interested in hosting a workshop? Go to our Workshops page for more information.

May Newsletter Now Online

Our quarterly newsletter is now available online. Don’t miss this action-packed issue! Inside you will find:

  • NCPC and NCMC announces new Hurricane Response Relief Grant. Applications due July 12, 2019.
  • Member News: Duke University Libraries hosts HBCU Conservation Internship
  • Member News: The NC Department of Cultural Resources Western Office hosts Military Preservation Workshop on June 17, 2019. Register today!
  • NCPC Grant Report: Duke Medical Center Archives receives grant to support purchase of museum vacuum. Training ensued!
  • Save the date: NCPC Annual Conference will be on November 15, 2019, at the NC State University McKimmon Center. The topic will be Disaster Planning and Recovery. Call for session proposals goes through July 1, 2019. Please consider sharing your experience and expertise in responding to disasters.
  • Support NCPC at no cost to you: Shop Amazon Smile. See newsletter for details.

If you have preservation news you want to see in virtual print, the next deadline for submission is June 15, 2019. See page 8 of the newsletter for more information.

New Hurricane Relief Support Grant

The North Carolina Preservation Consortium (NCPC) and the North Carolina Museum Council (NCMC) have joined forces to assist collecting institutions affected by Hurricanes Matthew, Florence, and Michael by creating the Hurricane Relief Support Grant program. This is a two-year program.

Purpose and Scope of Grant

To provide funds for collection supplies for institutions affected by Hurricane Matthew (September-October 2016), Hurricane Florence (September 2018) and Tropical Storm Michael (October 2018).  Institutions within the North Carolina counties declared disaster areas that need collection preservation assistance are eligible to apply for this grant. Those counties can be found here:

Eligibility

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

Matthew Counties:

Anson, Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chatham, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Martin, Moore, Nash, Northampton, Onslow, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Wake, Washington, Wayne, Wilson

Florence Counties:

Anson, Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Chatham, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Duplin, Durham, Greene, Guilford, Harnett, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Moore, New Hanover, Onslow, Orange, Pamlico, Pender, Pitt, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Union, Wayne, Wilson

Michael Counties:

Alamance, Brunswick, Caswell, Chatham, Dare, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Granville, Hyde, Iredell, McDowell, Montgomery, Orange, Person, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Vance, Yadkin

More Information

Maximum award is $1,000. Deadline for applications is July 12, 2019. For complete information on eligibility, restrictions, and application instructions, please see our Hurricane Relief Support Grant Program page.

 

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