NCPC Now Accepts Payments Online!

orange-join-thNCPC can now accept online payments via PayPal.  We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and PayPal transfers. You can try it out for yourself by signing up for a workshop or becoming an NCPC member today!

Members receive discounts on workshop and conference registrations, and are eligible to serve NCPC in a variety of ways. Membership can pay for itself with these discounts. Staff at member institutions are already eligible for discounts, but our programming is only possible because of our members. So even if your institution is a member, please consider becoming an individual member if you can. We appreciate your support!

January 2017 Newsletter Now Online

The January newsletter is now online. Thanks to newsletter editors Renee’ Donnell and Renee Jolly for another great issue. We are trying a new online format for the newsletter. Please let us know what you think. You can access the newsletter at

Topics in this issue:

  • Care of Archaeological Collections Workshop (new for 2017)
  • NCPC Preservation Grants (deadline is March 15th)
  • NCPC Book Repair workshop
  • Recap of the 2015 NCPC Annual Conference
  • Preservation In the News

If you have preservation or conservation news you would like to share with our members, please see the last page of the issue for contact information. We love to hear stories from our members!

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.