New Workshop Announced: Hands On Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery Hands-On

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Andrea Cole of the Davidson County Museum inspects collections after a leak.

 

Veteran collections stewards and disaster planning and recovery experts, Martha Battle Jackson of N.C. Historic Sites and Sharon Bennett of the College of Charleston, will guide participants in a collections wet-recovery scenario. Learn by doing with “expendifacts” and practice triage, stabilization, and support for various damaged materials. With recovery knowledge, useful supplies, and teamwork, disaster recovery is possible!

  • Where? Duke Homestead State Historic Site, Durham
  • When? Monday, April 20, 2020, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • How Much? $50 for NCPC members, $75 for nonmembers, includes morning refreshments and lunch.
  • Registration: https://ncpc.formstack.com/forms/disaster_recovery
  • Scholarships: NCPC offers a limited number or workshop scholarships, which cover full registration for the workshop. It does not cover travel, lodging, or other expenses. Applicants must be employees 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 March 20, 2020.

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.