Workshops

Condition Reporting Workshop (August 18, 2017)
Preservation of Textiles Workshop (September 8, 2017)
Intermediate Book Repair Workshop (September 29, 2017)  
Historic Cemeteries Workshop  (November 3, 2017)

Cancellation Policy
Wait List Policy
NCPC Information
Past Workshops

Condition Reporting Workshop

Condition Reports are a key element of Collections Records.  Accurate condition evaluation is important at the time of acquisition or as an artifact is loaned or borrowed.  Condition reports can become a critical tool should damage be claimed either from poor handling, bad environment, accident, or vandalism.

Two experienced conservators will review the agents of deterioration with advice as to whether the effects of age or inherent vice constitute the need for professional conservation care.  The workshop will focus on paintings and works on paper.  The instructors will review the various media used to create works of art and will offer advice on media identification.  The instructors will have available a number of actual paintings and works on paper for attendees to examine.  Attendees are asked to bring their preferred magnification tool and several pairs of cotton gloves.  Attendees may also bring examples of unknown media or state of preservation.

The workshop is designed for individuals whose responsibility is the creation of accurate condition reports.  Registrars, curators, and students are the target audience.

Attendance will be limited to 20.

Date and Location

August 18, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., Networking and Refreshments
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Workshop

Refreshments and a box lunch are included in your registration fee.

North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Western Office
176 Riceville Rd
Asheville, NC 28805

Instructors

David Goist is a Conservator of Paintings.  He holds a M.A. in art history and a M.A in art conservation.  He taught conservation at Intermuseum Laboratory at Oberlin College.  He established the first conservation facility at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and developed the new conservation facility at the North Carolina Museum of Art where he served as Chief Conservator from 1981-1993.  He has operated a private practice for the conservation of paintings and painted surfaces since 1993, first in Raleigh and now in Asheville.  He has served as President of the North Carolina Preservation Consortium.  He was elected a Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation in 1981.

Kesha Talbert is a Conservator of Paper.  She holds an M.A. in art conservation from Buffalo State College and a B.A. in art conservation from the University of Delaware.  She currently works at ECS Conservation a private conservation center specializing in book and paper conservation located near Greensboro, NC.  She is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation.  In addition, she has served as board member for the Southeast Regional Conservation Association and is currently the Secretary for the North Carolina Preservation Consortium.

Cost

$50 (NCPC Member or staff at an NCPC institutional member)
$75 (non-member*)
$25 (Student, must show student I.D. at workshop)

*Non-members receive a 1-year NCPC individual membership with their registration.  NCPC members receive registration discounts on workshops and our annual conference.  See our membership website for additional benefits.

Workshop Schedule

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.  Networking and Refreshments
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Learn to identify the effects of the agents of deterioration (Goist)
10:45 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m.- 12 noon Paper media and support identification (Talbert)
12 noon – 1 p.m. Lunch, box lunch included in registration fee
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Painting media and support identification (Goist)
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Hands-on Examination of paintings and works on paper
3 p.m. -3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Discussion

Registration Information

To register online and pay with a credit card or PayPal transfer, go to our online registration page and submit the form with your payment information. You do not need a PayPal account to pay with a credit or debit card.

Registration forms and payment must be submitted no later than August 8, 2017. Registration will be capped at 15 participants. We will maintain a wait list in the event of a cancellation.

To register and pay with a check, please print the registration form, fill it out, and mail it to the NCPC address on the form. The form must be postmarked by the registration deadline.

*Staff who work at member institutions may register at the member rate. To see if your institution is a member, visit our membership page. 


Preservation of Textiles Workshop

This workshop will focus on the proper storage and display of historic textiles in a small museum or historic site setting. These items commonly include quilts, military uniforms, coverlets, bridal gowns, and needlework.

Participants will be shown how to make simple displays and supports to ensure the stability of their textiles, as well as how to fold and store items. Cleaning of items will be demonstrated using vacuuming methods, and safe wet cleaning methods will be discussed. Participants will learn how to cover a hanger and construct a flat mount in small groups. They will do basic stitching to demonstrate the most commonly used stitches when stabilizing textiles. Participants will take home samples of mounting fabric, batting, mounting board samples, and fabric used for stabilization.

Topics covered include:

  • Archival supplies
  • Storage area considerations
  • Construction of easy displays and storage supports
  • Vacuuming
  • Wet-cleaning
  • Lighting

Participants are invited to bring a textile from their institution or their own collection to discuss with the instructor after the workshop.

Date and Location

NCPC is delighted to partner with the Page-Walker Arts and History Center to offer this educational opportunity in support of the preservation of our state’s history and collections.

Friday, September 8, 2017
Page-Walker Arts and History Center
119 Ambassador Loop, Cary, NC 27513

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. greeting and refreshments
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. workshop

Cost

$50 (NCPC Member or staff at an NCPC institutional member)
$75 (non-member*)
$25 (Student, must show student I.D. at workshop)

Registration fee includes supplies, refreshments, and lunch.

*Non-members receive a 1-year NCPC individual membership with their registration. NCPC members receive registration discounts on workshops and our annual conference. See our membership website for additional benefits.

Instructor

Lynn Lancaster Gorges is a textile conservator and owner of Historic Textiles Studio located in New Bern, North Carolina.  She has studied at the Smithsonian Institute, Campbell Center for Preservation, College of Textiles at North Carolina State University, and Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.  Her specialty is in the area of military uniforms, flags, vintage clothing, and quilts.

 

 

Registration Information

To register online and pay with a credit card or PayPal transfer, go to our online registration page and submit the form with your payment information. You do not need a PayPal account to pay with a credit or debit card.

Registration forms and payment must be submitted no later than August 29, 2017. Registration will be capped at 15 participants. We will maintain a wait list in the event of a cancellation.

To register and pay with a check, please print the registration form, fill it out, and mail it to the NCPC address on the form. The form must be postmarked by the registration deadline.

*Staff who work at member institutions may register at the member rate. To see if your institution is a member, visit our membership page.


Intermediate Book Repair

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.

Workshop is limited to 9 students. Please register early to reserve your spot. A wait list will be created if more than ten people register.

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

Cost

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

*Non-members receive a 1-year NCPC individual membership with their registration.  NCPC members receive registration discounts on workshops and our annual conference.  See our membership website for additional benefits.

Instructor

Craig Fansler, Preservation Librarian at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University, earned a BA in Art History from East Carolina University, a MS in Management from Troy State University, and a MLS from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His conservation training includes basic book repair at the Etherington Conservation Center, bookbinding at the Appalachian Center for Crafts at Tennessee Tech University, and Collections Care at John Hopkins University. Read more about Craig at Inside WFU.

Workshop Schedule

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Greeting and refreshments: Preservation Lab, Room 329, ZSR Library
10:00 a.m. – Noon: 4-flap enclosures and spine replacement, and endsheets
Noon – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch at the Pit
1:00 – 1:30 p.m.: Behind the scenes tour of Special Collections
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.: Archival boxes
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.: Work on items brought by attendees and questions

Registration Information

To register online and pay with a credit card or PayPal transfer, go to our online registration page and submit the form with your payment information. You do not need a PayPal account to pay with a credit or debit card.

Registration forms and payment must be submitted no later than September 18, 2017. Registration will be capped at 9 participants. We will maintain a wait list in the event of a cancellation.

To register and pay with a check, please print the registration form, fill it out, and mail it to the NCPC address on the form. The form must be postmarked by the registration deadline.

*Staff who work at member institutions may register at the member rate. To see if your institution is a member, visit our membership page. 


Introduction to the Care of Historic Cemeteries

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 ample 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 jason_church@contractor.nps.gov, 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.

When and where?

November 3, 2017
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Gather at the High Point Museum for morning refreshments, informational sessions, and lunch (instruction will begin at 9:30)

Afternoon session at Oakwood Cemetery
512 Steele Street, High Point

For more about the cemetery, see https://www.facebook.com/pages/Oakwood-Cemetery/408168822535304

Instructor

Jason Church

Jason Church, National Center for Preservation Technology

Jason Church is a Materials Conservator in the Materials Conservation Program at the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training in Natchitoches, LA. Jason divides his time between conducting in-house research, organizing various training events, and teaching hands-on conservation workshops.  He earned his M.F.A. in Historic Preservation from Savannah College of Art and Design.

Image credit: https://www.ncptt.nps.gov/blog/cleaning-a-stone-grave-marker-2007-01/

Cost

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

*Staff who work at member institutions may register at the member rate. To see if your institution is a member, visit our membership page. 

**Non-members receive a 1-year NCPC individual membership with their registration.  NCPC members receive registration discounts on workshops and our annual conference.  See our membership website for additional benefits.

Registration

Registration forms and payment must be submitted or postmarked no later than October 24, 2017. Registration will be capped at 30 participants. We will maintain a wait list in the event of a cancellation.

To register online and pay with a credit card or PayPal transfer, go to our online registration page and submit the form with your payment information. You do not need a PayPal account to pay with a credit or debit card.

To register and pay with a check, please print the registration form, fill it out, and mail the form and your check  to:

North Carolina Preservation Consortium
PO Box 2651
Durham, NC 27715


NCPC Cancellation and Refund Policy

All questions regarding registration should be directed to Adrienne Berney, NCPC Education Committee Chair, adrienne.berney@ncdcr.gov. All fees listed on the registration form are in US dollars. There is a cancellation fee of 10% of the Registration Fee up to 10 days before the workshop. No refunds are given for cancellations made within the 10 days prior to the workshop. NCPC Member Institutions may substitute a staff member in the event the registrant cannot attend. Please inform NCPC within 24 hours of the workshop if you will be sending a substitute. No other substitutions are permitted without the permission of NCPC. No refunds will be issued for no-shows. In the event that a workshop is canceled due to low attendance, adverse weather, or other causes beyond NCPC’s control, registrants will be notified and may opt to either have their registration fee applied to another class or conference, or have their fees refunded.  NCPC accepts no responsibility in such cases beyond the refund of the workshop registration fees.

Workshop Wait List Policy

If a workshop is full, NCPC will maintain a wait list on a first-come first-served basis. You must register within 24 hours of notification to reserve your seat. The wait list will close 48 hours prior to the workshop, however NCPC reserves the right to add registrants within that period. NCPC reserves the right to add additional seats to a workshop at its discretion. In the event additional seats are added to a workshop, the next person on the wait list will be contacted and registrations accepted until the workshop is filled.


North Carolina Preservation Consortium 

The North Carolina Preservation Consortium (NCPC) promotes 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.  Our preservation mission addresses proper care and handling; storage and environmental control; disaster preparedness and recovery; the repair, reformatting and conservation of damaged items; and collection security.

NCPC News

Would you like to receive email announcements about preservation workshops and conferences?  Subscribe to the NCPC News google group.  This is not a discussion list.  You will only receive official announcements from NCPC and our quarterly e-newsletter ncpreserves with articles that feature preservation projects, grant opportunities, and best practices.

Membership

We invite you to join NCPC.  Our annual institutional membership fee is only $100.00. Higher levels of support are voluntary. Individual memberships are also available. Benefits of membership include registration discounts on workshops and the annual conference. Members are eligible to hold leadership positions as officers and may serve on the consortium’s board of directors and committees. Member institutions are eligible for NCPC preservation grants. The success of our state wide preservation program depends on the talents, diversity, and generosity of our colleagues. Together we can make a difference in the survival of our heritage collections.  Join NCPC today!

Support NCPC

Our programs are made possible by the generous financial support of institutional and individual members, corporate sponsors, and the Friends of NCPC.  If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to NCPC please visit our Preservation Philanthropy web page or contact:

Robert James
Executive Director
North Carolina Preservation Consortium (NCPC)

Phone  919-412-2238
Email   robertjamesncpc@gmail.com


Past Workshops

If you are interested in hosting a workshop, please contact NCPC.