Upcoming Workshops, Symposia, etc.

From Distlist 24:39.

Yale Preservation Lecture
“But Storage is Cheap… Digital Preservation in the Age of Abundance”
3rd Yale Preservation Lecture
Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall
120 Wall St
New Haven, CT
March 17, 2011
Thursday, 3:30 pm

Lecture by Abby Smith Rumsey

Ms Rumsey served as a member of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on
Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access, as well as senior
writer and editor of its final report. In addition, she works with
the Library of Congress’s National Digital Information
Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP).


New Approaches to Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration
1st conference of the European Research Centre of Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration
Horn, Austria
9-11 May 2011

There will be over 50 speakers from 28 different countries. The programme and the registration for the conference are now online at the above link.


Exhibition Lighting
Offered by the Canadian Conservation Institute
CCI 1030 Innes Rd.
Ottawa, Ontario
June 14 – 17, 2011

Exhibition lighting has experienced major transformations in the last decade. Museums must now deal with a revolution in lighting technology driven by pressures to reduce energy costs and become sustainable. This workshop will touch on the practical issues of lighting such as object sensitivity and visibility, lamps, fixtures, rooms, buildings, budgets and much more.

CCI professionals will be joined by Kit Cuttle, author of Lighting by Design and Light for Art’s Sake,to deliver lectures and demonstrations and guide participants through hands-on exercises and site visits.

More information about the workshop and registration is available. Applications must be submitted on or before March 18, 2011.


2011 Workshops at Midwest Art Conservation Center

2011 Mentorship program now available. Applications must be received no later than February 28, 2011.

Preparing for a Disaster: Writing and Updating a Comprehensive Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response Plan for Cultural Collections

June 10, 2011 (Minneapolis, MN)
June 17, 2011 (Des Moines, IA)
November 13, 2011 (Sheboygan, WI)

Storing and Preserving Still Photographic Materials Collections

September 16, 2011 (Des Moines, IA)
September 26, 2011 (Madison, WI)
October 3, 2011 (Minneapolis, MN)
October 28, 2011 (Bismarck, ND)


Focus on Collections Care Workshop Series
Balboa Art Conservation Center
Hosted by the Arizona State University Art Museum

Four Points by Sheraton
Tempe, AZ
April 13 – 15, 2011

Balboa Art Conservation Center (BACC) is pleased to present a three-day workshop series designed for institutions with material-based collections. Staff involved in collections care, policy making, exhibition development, installation, and students in degree related programs are encouraged to attend. A variety of
workshops will be offered to allow participants to select the training appropriate to their needs and experience levels. Cost varies depending upon the number of workshops taken. Individuals
from qualifying institutions may apply for stipend assistance, and student discounts are available.

Workshops include:

Surveying and Assessing Collection Needs

Care of Collections: Paintings and Painted Surfaces

Care of Collections: Costumes and Costume Accessories

Preservation of Audiovisual Materials

Environmental Systems: From Understanding to Effectiveness

Creating and Maintaining Digital Collections

Creating an Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan for

Collection Salvage

Individual Emergency Preparedness Consultations

The complete workshop brochure and registration form in PDF is available online. Or contact the BACC Field Service Office at
619-236-9702 or wrfso [at] bacc__org.


Preventing pests by IPM Training Day
British Library Centre for Conservation, London
30 March 2011

Led by David Pinniger, Independent Consultant Entomologist, this one-day workshop provides an introduction to preventing pests through use of integrated pest management. The course is aimed at
anyone with any involvement with, or responsibility for care of libraries, archives and collections. Technical handouts will be given to support the course.

Cost: UKP95.00 + VAT including lunch and refreshments

Programme and booking details are available online.

John Webster
Preservation Advisory Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
+44 20 7412 7612


Tools for prioritizing collection care training day
University of Birmingham, UK
22 March 2011

Are you having to decide which areas of collection care should be prioritized? Do you want to learn more about the different tools you can use to help with this decision making? This training day looks at a selection of tools used to establish the priorities in collection care and will help you to consider how you could use these in your own organisation.


UKP95.00 + VAT including lunch and refreshments
(UKP71 + VAT for members of Research Libraries UK)

Programme and booking details available online.

John Webster
Preservation Advisory Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
+44 20 7412 7612


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