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Subject: Workshop on care of historic sites

Workshop on care of historic sites

From: Eve Blackburn <eblackburn>
Date: Monday, January 12, 1998
Care of the Historic Site:
Assessing Needs and Implementing Solutions

Heritage Preservation (formerly National Institute for the
Conservation of Cultural Property) is working with regional
organizations to co-sponsor one-day workshops entitled, "Care of the
Historic Site:  Assessing Needs and Implementing Solutions."

We are currently planning a workshop with the Hillforest Historical
Foundation in Aurora, Indiana.  Hillforest, a historic house museum,
is located 30 miles southwest of downtown Cincinnati, Ohio in
southeastern Indiana.  The workshop is scheduled for April 3, 1998.
The registration fee will be no more than $50.  The deadline for
registration is March 27, 1998.

For more information, please contact:

    Sue Small
    Executive Director
    Hillforest Historical Foundation, Inc.
    P.O. Box 127
    Aurora, IN  47001-0127
    SueESmall [at] aol__com

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 will be presented and sample CAP application materials will
be provided

If you are interested in further information about the workshop
program or are interested in cosponsoring a workshop, please

Eve Blackburn
Heritage Preservation
3299 K Street, NW, Suite 602
Washington, DC  20007-4415
Fax: 202-625-1485

                  Conservation DistList Instance 11:60
                 Distributed: Tuesday, January 13, 1998
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Received on Monday, 12 January, 1998

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