Register Now for the 2017 Annual Conference

“Battling the Bloom: Mold Protections for Collections”

November 13, 2017
McKimmon Center
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC

North Carolina Preservation Consortium’s 2017 annual conference will address preventing, identifying, and remediating mold in archival and object collections. Experts from the fields of conservation, preservation, and industrial hygiene will help participants learn about the risks mold poses for buildings, artifacts, and collections stewards.

The headline speaker for this day-long event will be Susan Duhl, a Baltimore-based conservator with expertise in paper collections and broad knowledge of disaster recovery and collections management. In addition, Dr. Wayne Thomann of UNC will shed light on mold’s risks to human health. North Carolina conservators will add in-depth discussions on paintings and objects, and discuss mold mitigation in historic buildings.

Don’t wait for mold to strike first. Arm yourself with knowledge and resources to battle the bloom. Register now to get the lowest rates. Early bird registration ends October 15, 2017.

One more seat available for Intermediate Book Repair Workshop

We have one spot remaining for this workshop as of 9/15/2017. Please reserve your seat by registering today. For complete information, please see our Workshop website.

Craig Fansler

Craig Fansler demonstrates book repair techniques.

Sponsored by the North Carolina Preservation Consortium
Z. Smith Reynolds Library ~ Wake Forest University

This workshop will cover a variety of repairs such a spine replacement, tipping in pages, end sheet replacement, 4-flap enclosures, paper tears and tightening hinges.

This workshop is intended for staff and volunteers in libraries, archives, museums, historic sites, and other heritage institutions that need training in repairing or housing archival materials. Books will be supplied for attendees to work on, but you are encouraged to bring 1 or 2 books which need repair or housing. If time permits, we’ll work on what you bring.

Date and Location

Friday, September 29, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. workshop

Z. Smith Reynolds Library
Preservation Lab, Room 329
1834 Wake Forest Road
Wake Forest, NC


$50 (NCPC Member or staff at an NCPC institutional member)
$75 (non-member*)


New Workshop: Preserving Historic Cemeteries

Preserving Historic Cemeteries
November 3, 2017
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
High Point Museum

This workshop will begin with a morning presentation covering:

  • The basic steps of documenting historic cemeteries, including survey forms and successful photography,
  • Establishing preservation priorities
  • Cleaning stone monuments
  • Basic cemetery care

After the presentation, there will be time for questions and answers before moving to High Point’s Oakwood Cemetery in the afternoon for hands-on cleaning of stone markers.

Who should attend?

This training is targeted to the nonprofessional, such as church sextons, genealogists, cemetery grounds keepers, and family members.  No prior training or experience is required.  Please send an email to, if you would like to request that a particular topic or challenge, related to your specific site, be covered.  Registration will be limited to 30 participants. Registration deadline is October 24, 2017. For registration information, please see our Workshop page.


NCPC wishes to thank the High Point Historical Society for its generous sponsorship of this workshop.