Workshop Announcement: Make Preservation Happen, Preservation Assistance for Grants for Smaller Institutions (NEH)

Make Preservation Happen: Preservation Assistance
Grants for Smaller Institutions

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Make Preservation Happen: Preservation Assistance for Grants for Smaller Institutions

Thursday, September 8, 2022
11:00a.m.-12:00p.m. EDT
Online via Teams
Cost: Free 
Register at https://bit.ly/3bGjjNA

Calling all libraries, archives, historical societies, museums, and cultural organizations! Do you need extra funding to make your preservation goals a reality?

Join the National Endowment for the Humanities and the North Carolina Preservation Consortium to learn more about this $10,000 NEH grant for preservation assessments, consultations, training, and supplies. Participants will learn about the application process and have a chance to share their project ideas with other attendees. Projects may support the preservation of physical as well as digital humanities collections.

The webinar will be accessible to persons with disabilities, consistent with the standards prescribed by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 794(d)).

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New Workshop: Preservation Basics for Object Collections

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“Preservation Basics for Object Collections”
Adrienne Berney, State Archives of North Carolina

This short course will introduce six threats to collections preservation and discuss strategies to mitigate damage. Presentations will help participants understand steps that collections stewards can accomplish themselves, as well as when treatment by a trained conservator may be necessary. Breakout sessions will examine specific artifact challenges found within collections statewide and brainstorm budget-friendly solutions. See our Workshops web page for more information.

Celebrate Preservation Week with the North Carolina Preservation Consortium by joining us for this FREE virtual talk!

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.