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Workshops on care of historic sites

From: Kelly Chisholm <kchisholm>
Date: Friday, October 11, 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."

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.

Two upcoming workshops include:

    1.  Friday, November 15, 1996
        Peyton Randolph House, Williamsburg, Virginia
        co-sponsored by Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
        Registration fee:  $75
        Registration deadline:  November 8, 1996

    For registration materials and further information, contact:

        Dr. Thomas H. Taylor, Jr.
        Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
        P.O. Box 148
        Williamsburg, VA  23187
        804-220-7432

    2.  Monday, November 18, 1996
        Fallingwater, Mill Run, Pennsylvania
        co-sponsored by Pennsylvania Federation of Museums and Historical
        Organizations and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum
        Commission
        Registration fee:  $65
        Registration deadline:  November 11, 1996

    For registration materials and further information, contact:

        Jean Cutler
        Pennsylvania Federation of Museums and Historical Organizations
        P.O. Box 1026
        Harrisburg, PA 17108-1026
        717-787-3252

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