Nominations Sought for Robert James Award for Preservation Excellence

Nominations are being accepted for the Robert James Award for Preservation Excellence. Libraries, museums, archives, historic sites, and other organizations in North Carolina with a mission to preserve tangible heritage of enduring value are eligible for nomination.

Excellence should be demonstrated through descriptions of projects and programs that highlight commitment to preservation. At least three letters of support are required. Individuals are not eligible to be nominated. Complete submission information can be found online. Deadline for submissions is October 11, 2019. The award will be presented at this year’s Annual Conference. 

Paintings Preservation Workshop Scholarship Available–But Hurry!

We have extended the scholarship application deadline for our Paintings Preservation workshop to July 17, 2019.  We have one scholarship available. The scholarship covers registration for the workshop. It does not cover travel, lodging, or other expenses.

Applicants must be employees by or volunteers at a North Carolina institution, with a preservation mission that has little or no funding for professional development, or be a graduate student enrolled in a preservation-related program at a university in N.C. To apply for this scholarship, send an email explaining why attendance is important to you along with a current resume to the NCPC Executive Director. Deadline for scholarship applications is July 17, 2019.

 

 

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.