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Subject: Conference on architectural records

Conference on architectural records

From: Jill Rawnsley <ccaha>
Date: Friday, October 29, 1999
Architectural Records
Preserving and Managing the Documentation of our Built Environment
Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA)
Philadelphia PA
May 3 - 5, 2000

The Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts and the
National Park Service Museum Management Program are cosponsoring a
three-day conference on the management of architectural records,
from Wednesday, May 3 through Friday, May 5, 2000, at The Athenaeum
of Philadelphia.  Additional sponsors are The Athenaeum of
Philadelphia, Independence National Historical Park, and the
Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania.  Funding
has been provided by the National Park Service Cultural Resources
Training Initiative, the Institute of Museum and Library Services,
The Pew Charitable Trusts, The Independence Foundation, The Barra
Foundation, and Nielsen & Bainbridge.

Purpose and scope: The goal of this conference is to improve
practices for preserving, managing, and providing access to
documentation of our built heritage.  Twenty speakers will address
the challenges involved in managing architectural records
collections, on both theoretical and practical levels, through
keynote addresses, lectures, case studies, demonstrations, and
tours.  Participants will learn about the significance of
architectural records; the array of materials and methods used to
create them, from the earliest processes to those in use today;
collecting policies; appraisal; intellectual control; preventive and
remedial preservation measures; access methods; fundraising; legal
issues, including copyright in the online environment; and efforts
to ensure that the electronic record of the architecture of the late
20th century and beyond will endure in usable form for future study.

Audience: This conference is intended for archivists, librarians,
curators, historic preservation officers, records managers,
historians, and architects who are involved in collecting,
preserving, and providing access to architectural, landscape, and
historic preservation records in archives, libraries, museums,
historic sites, historical societies, and architectural firms.

Conference Stipends: Awards of up to $500 will be made to defray
travel, lodging, and registration costs for up to 20 individuals. To
be eligible, individuals must work with architectural records that
are available to the public in non-profit institutions with annual
budgets of $250,000 or less.

Complete conference information, including registration fees,
deadlines, and stipend application procedures, will be available
soon.  Watch for announcements in the mail and on CCAHA's web site
at <URL:>.

Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA)
264 South 23rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215 545 0613
Fax: 215 735 9313

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