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 2022 NCPC Conference

A Potluck of Preservation Topics

Bringing preservation professionals together to share ideas is one of the hallmarks of the annual NCPC conference. Each year we look forward to welcoming many voices to the table to celebrate preservation efforts across the state and to learn from one another. This year’s conference takes as its theme a metaphorical potluck. Recognizing that there are a wide variety of projects, interests, and challenges in the field, NCPC invites proposals on any topic that the preservation community feels is important. We are embracing a broad theme and keeping an open mind to find out what’s cooking in cultural heritage.

Conference Update: Due to leadership transitions and other logistical concerns, NCPC has decided to change the format for its 2022 annual conference. Rather than holding this year’s conference on a single day, we will be spreading out our “potluck” of preservation topics throughout the fall, spring, and summer. We hope you will join us for these upcoming programs and presentations. Stay tuned!

About the North Carolina Preservation Consortium

NCPC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the preservation of collections in libraries, museums, archives, and historic sites; monuments, memorials, and outdoor art; archaeological sites and collections; historic and cultural architecture; and private collections of family treasures. Learn more about NCPC at

Connect with NCPC: There are several ways to stay in touch. You can follow NCPC on Facebook and Twitter, subscribe to our email list, or read our quarterly newsletter.

NCPC Membership: The success of our statewide preservation program depends on the talents, diversity, and generosity of our colleagues. Become a member by submitting your application today.

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Previous Conferences

2021 Annual Conference
Printable Program
Conference Presentation: Duke University Libraries Digital Production Center (PPT)
Conference Presentation: Silver Linings, Reference and Instruction in Academic Archives during COVID-19, Tams (PPT)
Conference Presentation: Documenting COVID-19 in Eastern North Carolina, Daugherty and Overstreet (PPT)
Conference Presentation: Preserving COVID-19-Related Institutional Records, Lawler (PPT)
Conference Session Videos: Silver Linings; Preserving COVID-19 Institutional Records; Documenting COVID-19 in Eastern North Carolina

2020 Annual Conference
“Hindsight is 20/20: Lessons learned from successes and failures in preservation”
Conference Agenda
Conference Presentation: Burwell School Powerpoint
Conference Presentation: Burwell School Script
Conference Presentation: Lake Phelps Canoes PowerPoint | Slide Descriptions
Conference Presentation: Time Capsule Preservation PowerPoint | Narrative

2019 Annual conference
“When the Unthinkable Happens! Disaster Preparedness for Cultural Heritage Organizations”
Conference Agenda
Conference Presentation: Amspacher and Gilbert
Conference Handout: Amspacher
Conference Presentation: Battle Jackson
Conference presentation: Fansler
Conference presentation: Henderson Bell
Conference Presentation: OSARC
Conference Presentation: Peterson
Conference Presentation: CREST
Conference Presentation: Unger_Goist_10 Points of Protocol
Conference Presentation: Unger_Goist_Recovery Company Tip Sheet
Conference Presentation: Goist_Salvaging Paintings
Conference Presentation: Unger_Goist_IMLS
Conference Presentation: Waldrop_Williams
NCPC Sponsors

2018 Annual Conference
“Preserving Community Heritage”
Conference presentation: Catawba County
Conference presentation: Community Histories Workshop
Conference presentation: UNC-Charlotte
Conference presentation: UNC-Greensboro

2017 Annual Conference
“Battling the Bloom: Mold Protections for Collections”
Conference handout_Duhl_keynote
Conference handout_Duhl_bibliography
Conference handout_Thomas
Conference handout_Goist
Conference handout_Riley
Conference handout_Stavroudis (Goist) 
Conference handout_Thomann
Conference photos on Flickr

2016 NCPC Annual Conference
“Unbroken Threads: Preserving our Textile Heritage”
Conference handout (Myers)
Conference handout (Callahan)
Conference handout_storage (Richardson)
Conference handout_stitching (Richardson)
Conference handout_vacuuming and hydrating (Richardson)
Conference handout_supplies (Richardson)
Conference handout_dry cleaning (Richardson)
Conference handout_care after opening (Richardson)
Conference handout_wet cleaning (Richardson)
Conference handout_exhibit overview (Richardson)

2015 NCPC Annual Conference
“Monuments and Memorials: Preserving, Protecting and Documenting our Collective History”

2014 NCPC Annual Conference
“Significant Preservation: Inventories and Assessments for Strategic Planning”

2013 NCPC Annual Conference
“First Voice: Collaborative Heritage Preservation with Descendant Communities”

2012 NCPC Annual Conference
“Preserving Digital Heritage Collections”

2011 NCPC Annual Conference
“Advocating for Collections Preservation”

2010 NCPC Annual Conference
“Preserving Objects and Artifacts: Conservation Science, Collection Care, and Outreach”

2009 NCPC Annual Conference
“Fundraising for Collections Preservation and Conservation”

2008 NCPC Annual Conference
“Cultural Respect in Preservation and Conservation”

2007 NCPC Annual Conference
“The Great Migration: Audio Preservation in the Digital Age”

2006 NCPC Annual Conference
“Preserving the Artifact: Book, Manuscript and Paper Document Conservation”

2005 NCPC Annual Conference
“The Promise and Perils of Digital Preservation”

2004 NCPC Annual Conference
“Battling the Bloom: Mold in Archives, Libraries and Museums”

2003 NCPC Annual Conference
“Photographic Memory: Preserving Photograph Collections”

2002 NCPC Annual Conference
“Audio Heritage Preservation: The Survival of Recorded Sound in Folklore, Music and Oral History Collections”

2001 NCPC Annual Conference
“Security Issues in Libraries, Museums and Archives”

2000 NCPC Annual Conference
“The Wrath of Floods: Preparedness and Recovery for Archives and Library Collections”

1999: The Future of NCPC (8th Annual Meeting; Feb 26, 1999)

1998: The Changing Face of Preservation: A Dialogue (7th Annual Meeting; Feb 10, 1998)

1997: NCPC Annual Meeting and “Healthy Archives, Libraries, and Lives: A workshop on Creating Safe environments for records and their keepers” (6th Annual Meeting; Jan 27, 1997)

1996: NCPC Annual Meeting and “Access and Its Risks: Making our libraries, archives and records centers secure” (5th Annual Meeting; Jan 30, 1996)

1995: January 10, 1995 (4th Annual Meeting)*

1994: NCPC Annual Meeting and Photo Workshop (3rd Annual Meeting; Jan 25, 1994)

Editor’s note: Early meetings were combined with a workshop or presentation around a theme. For purposes of the archives, we have grouped these early meetings-with-workshops under “Conferences.” 

*In 1994 it was noted that the Annual Meeting would take place in January 1995, but we haven’t found the record of that meeting.

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