2015 Annual Conference (Greenville, NC)

2015 SNCA Spring Conference in Greenville, North Carolina on March 12-13th

The one and a half day SNCA Spring Conference ”Removing Barriers: Outreach & Diversity in Action” will take place at the East Carolina Heart Institute. There will be a full day of programming Thursday, March 12 followed by desserts and drinks in the evening at the Greenville Museum of Art. Friday, March 13th will include a half day of conference programming.

East Carolina University’s Joyner Library Special Collections will offer optional complimentary tours of their department on Wednesday, March 11th at 3:30 and 4 pm and Friday, March 13th at 2 in the afternoon.

There will also be an optional social gathering on the evening of Wednesday, March 11th at Winslow's in downtown Greenville from 5-7.

Room Blocks are available:

Holiday Inn Express, Greenville, NC ($99 + tax) cut-off date 2/25/2015

  • Book online using this quick link: http://tinyurl.com/l8xx3ec
  • Book by calling (252) 754-8300 and request Society of North Carolina Archivists

Hilton, Greenville, NC ($119 + tax) cut-off date 2/11/2015

Workshops, Wednesday March 11th:

  • Title: Artifacts Preservation Basics Workshop (co-sponsor: NC Connecting to Collections)

Date and Time: Wednesday, March 11th, 9:30 AM-3:30 PM

Description: The Artifact Preservation Basics workshop introduces basic concepts of storage, handling, and exhibition for a variety of 3-dimensional materials—including textiles, ceramics & glass, wood, and metals. Break-out activities encourage discussion and networking. Hands-on practice can be customized for audience needs. Possibilities include: padding out costumes for boxed storage; rolling flat textiles; carving ethafoam cradle mounts for small objects; applying microcrystalline wax on finished wood and metals; adhering wood with hide glue; polishing silver; inserting mylar windows into archival boxes. The workshop will focus on low-cost, effective, preservation-appropriate materials and techniques.Instructor: Adrienne Berney is NC Connecting to Collections’ preservation specialist. She has worked as an objects curator for a state history museum and as an interpreter at several historic houses and has a Ph.D. in American history. Berney has led collections care workshops for the C2C project since 2010.

Cost: $20
Attendance: 20 maximum

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