New Workshop Announced: Preservation of Scrapbooks

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Image courtesy of Duke University Libraries.

Scrapbooks provide a unique historic perspective on individuals, families, organizations and institutions and hence are actively collected by archives, libraries, museums and historic societies. Photographs, newspaper clippings, ephemera and three-dimensional memorabilia are all found in albums and can pose complicated accessioning, cataloging and preservation issues.

This workshop is designed for individuals who are interested in the preservation and care of scrapbooks. Whether you oversee the care and handling of scrapbooks or work directly with them at your institution, this workshop will address access, conservation, reformatting, and description as it relates to these unique books.

This workshop will cover:

  • A short history of scrapbooks
  • Guidelines for providing intellectual and physical access to these materials
  • Care and handling of albums and scrapbooks
  • Guidelines and best practices for exhibition and storage

Attendees are welcome to bring one scrapbook from their collection to review with the instructors and attendees. This interactive session will be used to discuss “real world” issues and apply the lessons learned during the day.

Date and Location

April 21, 2017
High Point Museum–High Point, NC (directions)
8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m., Networking/refreshments
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Workshop
Refreshments and a box lunch are included in your registration fee.

For complete details including how to register, please visit the NCPC Workshops page.

New Workshop: Care of Archaeological Collections

Steve Davis, associate director of Research Laboratories of Archaeology looks at some of the 8 million objects for study in the Department of Archaeology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Most of the objects are from North Carolina from twelve thousand years ago to the 19th century. The facility also holds other collections from all parts of the world. Here Davis looks over a bone awl from the Dan River site from about 1300 AD.

Steve Davis, Associate Director of Research Laboratories of Archaeology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Alumni Building, Room 201A
Monday, March 13, 2017

Please Note: This class is full as of February 24, 2017. To be placed on a waiting list, please email Robert James, NCPC Executive Director.

This workshop is designed for organizations that care for both large and small archaeological collections. The instructors will discuss various archaeological objects, their material composition, and methods for stabilization and long term storage. Learn how to evaluate and improve your knowledge of what you have and where to find it (accountability) and how to make it available for educational and scientific use (accessibility). Exchange ideas about best practices for archaeological collections curation that can be implemented by both large and small museums, historic sites, archives and similar repositories. Explore practical and creative solutions to a variety of problems that arise with maintaining these collections. Emphasis will be placed on methods collections staff can use to preserve archaeological objects and their associated information for current and future use, and how to balance ideal curation standards with what can be achieved within the reality of limited resources.

New: Register and pay online

NCPC can now collect your registration information and payment online using a credit or debit card. Go to our Workshop page for registration information. Registration is now faster and easier than ever.

Preservation of Scrapbooks Workshop Announced

This workshop has been canceled. For more workshop announcements, please visit our workshop page.

Scrapbooks provide a unique historic perspective on individuals, families, organizations and institutions and hence are actively collected by archives, libraries, museums and historic societies. Photographs, newspaper clippings, ephemera and three-dimensional memorabilia are all found in albums and can pose complicated accessioning, inventory, and preservation issues.

This workshop will cover:

  • A short history of scrapbooks
  • Guidelines for providing intellectual and physical access to these materials
  • Care and handling of albums and scrapbooks
  • Guidelines and best practices for exhibition and storage

This workshop is designed for individuals who are interested in the preservation and care of scrapbooks. Whether you oversee the care and handling of scrapbooks or work directly with them at your institution, this workshop will address access, conservation, reformatting, and description as it relates to these unique books.

The workshop is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 24, 2016, at The Frontier in RTP. Refreshments and a box lunch is included with your registration.

For more information including how to register, please see our Workshop web page.