New Workshop: Preservation Basics for Object Collections

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“Preservation Basics for Object Collections”
Adrienne Berney, State Archives of North Carolina

This short course will introduce six threats to collections preservation and discuss strategies to mitigate damage. Presentations will help participants understand steps that collections stewards can accomplish themselves, as well as when treatment by a trained conservator may be necessary. Breakout sessions will examine specific artifact challenges found within collections statewide and brainstorm budget-friendly solutions. See our Workshops web page for more information.

Celebrate Preservation Week with the North Carolina Preservation Consortium by joining us for this FREE virtual talk!

New Workshop: Intro to Historic Cemetery Care

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“In Safe Hands: An Introduction to Historic Cemetery Care”
Melissa Timo, Historic Cemetery Specialist, N.C. Office of State Archaeology

It’s an all too common tale — A historic cemetery you know and love has become overgrown. Or, taking a hike or exploring a new property purchase reveals a forgotten cemetery. Something should be done! But what are the next steps? How do you care, clean, and record an old cemetery without causing further damage? When do you bring in a professional? This presentation will share some easy cemetery care best practices you can employ. See our Workshops page for more information.

October Newsletter Now Online

We have a lot of news to share this quarter:

  • The Annual Conference will soon be here. Click Here to Register Now!
  • The deadline for the Robert James Preservation Excellence Award has been extended to October 20th. Get your letters in as soon as possible! This year, thanks to an anonymous donor, there will be a cash award of $300.
  • There are still funds in our NCMC/NCPC Disaster Relief Grant program. Check out our website for guidelines.
  • NCPC is looking for a new Executive Director to start on July 1, 2022. This is a great opportunity to serve at a level of leadership in our state-wide organization.
  • Memberships in NCPC are pay-as-you-wish again this year. There is no better time for you or your organization to join

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