Preservation Grant Deadline Due March 15, 2023

The deadline for the NCPC Preservation Grants is March 15th, 2023. Applications must be received via email by that date or must be postmarked by that date, if you send it through the US Postal Service. We encourage emailed applications for faster delivery.

Grants are awarded for several types of projects including preservation assessments, collections assessments, conservation, environmental monitoring, and more. You can see information, including how to apply on our grants page, here.

Applications are only accepted from member institutions, and now is a great time to join NCPC! For membership information, please click here.

Don’t delay, start your application today!

New Photograph Preservation Workshop!

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Photograph Preservation Workshop

Cultural heritage collections typically contain photographs. Join instructor, Stephen Fletcher, Photographic Archivist for UNC’s North Carolina Collection, at a workshop on February 6, 2023, to learn how to care for these important visual documents. The production of different technical formats across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries involved varying chemical processes. As they age, those formats require different preservation strategies. This workshop is an introduction to identifying a variety of types of photographs: daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, hand-colored silver gelatin prints, contemporary color, and digital photographs. Instruction will also focus on preservation methods and materials for proper handling, exhibition, and storage.

Date and Location

  • What? In-person workshop on photograph preservation
  • Where? Meeting Room A, Chapel Hill Public Library, Chapel Hill, NC
  • When? Monday, February 6, 2023, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m, ET (Eastern)
  • How much? $50 NCPC members, $75 nonmembers,
    $25 students, includes lunch
  • Who should attend? Anyone who cares for a collection with photographs
  • Register Here (Last Day to Register is Wed, Feb 1, 2023)

2022 Conference Update

Due to leadership transitions and other logistical concerns, NCPC has decided to change the format for its 2022 annual conference. Rather than holding this year’s conference on a single day, we will be spreading out our “potluck” of preservation topics throughout the fall, spring, and summer. We hope you will join us for these upcoming programs and presentations. Stay tuned!