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Workshop on care of historic sites

From: Jennifer LeFurgy <jlefurgy>
Date: Thursday, June 27, 1996
Care of the Historic Site:
Assessing Needs and Implementing Solutions

The National Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Property is
working with several regional organizations to co-sponsor a one-day
workshop entitled, "Care of the Historic Site:  Assessing Needs and
Implementing Solutions."

Thursday, August 15, 1996
Norlands Living History Center, Livermore Falls, Maine
co-sponsored by the Maine Association of Museums
Registration fee $15
Registration deadline:  August 8, 1996
For registration materials and further information, contact:

    Billie Gammon
    Maine Association of Museums
    R.R. 2, Box 3395
    Livermore Falls, ME  04254
    207-897-2236

Monday, August 26, 1996
Museum of Amana History, Amana, Iowa
co-sponsored by Iowa Cooperative Preservation Consortium, Amana Heritage
Society, and Iowa Museum Association
Registration fee $40
Registration deadline:  August 23, 1996
For registration materials and further information, contact:

    Nancy Kraft
    Iowa Cooperative Preservation Consortium
    c/o State Historical Society of Iowa
    402 Iowa Avenue
    Iowa City, IA  52240
    319-335-3922
    319-335-3935 (fax)

The workshop is intended for site administrators, professionals from
small- and medium-sized museums and individuals responsible for or
interested in conservation services for historic buildings and their
contents.  The workshop will demonstrate how historic sites can
better care for their collections and historic buildings.  The
interrelationship of collections and buildings will be stressed.

Participants will learn proper housekeeping procedures, storage and
handling techniques, correct lighting and climate control.  The
workshop will inform participants of the importance of monitoring
the museum environment and establishing a maintenance schedule.
Professional objects and architectural conservators will present how
and why they look at objects and buildings and common problems with
collections and sites.

An objects/architectural conservator team will lead an afternoon
tour of the host site, pointing out specific conservation concerns
while providing advice on low- tech, low-budget temporary solutions,
as well as conservation techniques for the long term.

The Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) provides federal funds to
eligible museums for a general conservation survey of their
collections and sites.  The philosophy of a general conservation
survey and how to apply to CAP will be presented in the workshop.
Host sites will share results of their CAP surveys.

Several other workshops are tentatively scheduled for the fall.  For
further information and registration materials as they become
available, please contact:

    Historic Site Workshop
    National Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Property
    3299 K Street, NW, Suite 602
    Washington, DC  20007-4415
    202-625-1495
    202-625-1485 (fax)

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                  Conservation DistList Instance 10:4
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