Workshops

Boxmaking Workshop (July 28, 2017)
Condition Reporting Workshop (August 18, 2017)
Cancellation Policy
Wait List Policy
NCPC Information
Past Workshops

Boxmaking Workshop

Custom-fit box created in a past workshop.

Knowing the basics of creating custom housing for artifacts can save your institution both time and money. Archival board can be cut and shaped to a specific size and then combined with other preservation-appropriate materials, including cotton fabric and Ethafoam, to craft supportive storage mounts.

You will learn how to:

  • measure properly
  • design protective housing
  • score with a bone folder
  • cut with snap-blade knives
  • find inexpensive tool substitutes
  • use proper adhesives

We invite participants to bring a challenging object (smaller than a bread box) from their own institution or personal collection to the workshop, where they can build a box for it to keep.

Date and Location

NCPC is excited to be partnering with the Earl Scruggs Center to offer this workshop and support the shared mission of preserving the collections and history of our state.

Friday, July 28, 2017
Earl Scruggs Center, Shelby, NC
103 S Lafayette St, Shelby, NC 28150
http://earlscruggscenter.org/
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. greeting and refreshments
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. workshop

Instructor

Instructor Anne Lane is a veteran collections manager and box maker extraordinaire. Come learn tricks of the trade you’re unlikely to find in any other single time and place at this hands-on workshop. In addition to her decades of honed skill and amassed wisdom from jobs at the Museum of York County (SC), the Charlotte Museum of History, and the Mountain Heritage Center of Western Carolina University, Anne was the 2016 winner of the Dan Silosky Award for Excellence in Collections Management and Registration from the Southeastern Registrar’s Association.

Cost

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

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 July 18, 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.


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*)

*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.


NCPC Cancellation and Refund Policy

All questions regarding registration should be directed to Robert James, NCPC Executive Director robertjamesncpc@gmail.com. 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

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