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Subject: Preservation Management Summer School

Preservation Management Summer School

From: Jonathan Rhys-Lewis <jonathan.rhys-lewis>
Date: Monday, June 14, 2004
Preservation Management Summer School
The Meeting Place
153 Drummond Street
London NW1 2PB
July 13-15, 2004

Course aims:

    *   to give participants an overview and understanding of
        preservation management issues

    *   to facilitate participants in assessing and developing their
        own preservation strategy

    *   to provide practical introductions to specific techniques
        for protecting archival material

The School is primarily intended for people working with archives
and records across the heritage sector seeking to gain a thorough
understanding of the main elements of a comprehensive archives
preservation programme. The course will be suitable for people at
all levels from archive assistants to librarian managers of archives
repositories. It will focus on presenting the big picture of
effective preservation management with detailed examination of key
areas. The tutors will be Jonathan Rhys-Lewis, a leading consultant
in preservation management, and Janet Foster and Margaret Crockett
of the Archive-Skills Consultancy.

The course is intensive and highly participative: participants are
encouraged to prepare by thinking about preservation issues in their
own repositories. The programme is designed to enable you to
evaluate your preservation needs and develop your skills and
understanding throughout the course into an achievable strategy for
implementation in the workplace.

There will be a conservation surgery on the last
morning--participants may bring examples of packaging, damaged
material, repair jobs for advice and discussion.

A course resource pack will be provided which includes:

    *   supporting papers for the course content
    *   bibliography
    *   glossary
    *   list of conservation suppliers
    *   product information
    *   basic cleaning kit

The course fee is UKP370 plus UKP64.75 VAT (total: UKP434.75) and in
addition to the resource pack this includes tea, coffee and a light


Tuesday July 13, 2004

    9:45    Coffee and Registration
    10:00   Introductions

        *   Overview of course: the building blocks
        *   Definitions and principles
        *   Evaluating your preservation needs
        *   Developing your preservation solutions

    11:00   Use and handling: video and exercise
    11:30   Coffee
    11:45   Policies and strategies
    12:15   Managing the environment to promote preservation
    1:00    Lunch
    2:00    Managing the risks: assessment and prevention
    2:45    Introduction to surveys and benchmarking
    3:00    Tea
    3:15    Auditing your holdings: using the Preservation
            Assessment Survey and Benchmarks in Collection Care
    4:15    Field trip orientation

Wednesday July 14, 2004

    10:00   Field trip to conservation studio
    1:00    Lunch
    2:00    Preserving digital and audio-visual media
    3:00    Tea
    3:15    Using technology to copy and to preserve originals
    3:45    Boxing and packaging
    4:15    Overnight assignment: evaluating and using conservation

Thursday July 15, 2004

    10:00   Overnight assignment review
    11:00   Coffee
    11:15   Emergency planning and disaster recovery
    12:15   Lunch
    1:15    Surgery
    2:15    Tea
    2:30    Action plan development
    3:30    Round-up

Form: Send to:

    May Cottage
    1 Fountayne Road
    London N16 7EB
    janet [at] archive-skills__com

Or fill in your registration form on-line at:

    Full name

    UKP I enclose a cheque for UKP434.75 payable to the
        Archive-Skills consultancy (TASC)

    UKP I'd like a receipt

    UKP Invoice my employer (give contact name and address if
        different from above)

Jonathan Rhys-Lewis
161 Maldon Road
Essex CO3 3BL
+44 1206 515498 (phone/fax)

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:2
                   Distributed: Friday, June 18, 2004
                        Message Id: cdl-18-2-014
Received on Monday, 14 June, 2004

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