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.
Attendance: 20 maximum
***Digital Curation: Fundamentals for Success has been CANCELLED due to low registration numbers. Our apologies for the inconvenience!***
Title: Digital Curation: Fundamentals for Success
Date and Time: Wednesday, March 11th, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
“Digital archives require professional curatorial practices just as paper archives do! In this course you’ll discover the differences and similarities between curating paper and electronic records, a system of best practices for digital curation, and review what any institution needs to implement to ensure the success of its own digital curation.” (From the SAA course description.)
Parking for Workshop Attendees
Parking passes for a parking lot near Joyner Library will be available on the day of the workshops.
Attendees staying at the Holiday Inn Express are encouraged to take the complimentary hotel shuttle to the ECU campus.