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Workshop on promoting cultural collections

From: Erika Suffern <esuffern>
Date: Monday, August 14, 2006
Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts presents:

    Fundraising for Preservation and Conservation
    Thursday, October 12, 2006

    Telling the Story: Promoting Cultural Collections
    Friday, October 13, 2006

    Portland, OR

    US Banks Room
    Central Library
    Multnomah County Library
    801 SW 10th Avenue
    Portland, OR

    9-9:30am    Registration and refreshments
    9:30am-4pm  Workshop

Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 28, 2006
Workshop brochure and registration form:

Co-sponsored by:

    Portland Area Library System (PORTALS) and
    OCLC Western Service Center, Digital and Preservation Services

Fundraising for Preservation and Conservation

    This workshop focuses on the special needs of your special
    collections.  In order to provide optimum care for your
    collections, should you invest in planning? In stabilizing the
    environment? In cataloging and describing? In digitization? Or
    in conservation treatment? Often, the honest answer is "all of
    the above," but since this broad response can lead to paralysis,
    it is important to identify a starting place. One key to moving
    ahead is the development of a funding strategy for preservation.

    On the federal level, funding sources are available to move your
    cultural organization ahead with preservation initiatives. These
    federal grants can leverage other donations, bringing more money
    and attention to your collections while ensuring that the
    treasures in your special collections will be available for the
    appreciation of future generations.

    Through thoughtful planning and effective grant writing, your
    organization can be competitive in applying for high-profile
    federal grants. This workshop will examine the planning process
    that reviewers want to see in place and the components that make
    a grant request compelling. Examples will be drawn from success
    stories at museums, libraries, and archives.

Telling the Story: Promoting Cultural Collections

    This workshop will focus on strategies for museum, archives, and
    library professionals to effectively use marketing and public
    relations to tell the stories of their collections throughout
    the year, and not just during special exhibitions. It will
    present the basic components of a public relations program,
    examine strategies that have worked for other institutions, and
    tackle some challenging situations drawn from the audience.  In
    addition, a panel of museum professionals will be on hand to
    share their personal success stories.


    Lee Price, Director of Development at the Conservation Center
    for Art and Historic Artifacts, has worked as a fundraising and
    marketing consultant for many regional and national cultural
    institutions.  Over the past 18 years, he has helped to raise
    over $30 million in federal, state, and private funding for
    nonprofit organizations.  He has written successful grant
    requests for preservation funding from the Institute for Museum
    and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Humanities,
    the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pennsylvania Historical
    and Museum Commission, and Save America's Treasures.

    Keltie Hawkins, Marketing and Communications Manager at the
    Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, has served
    as a key player in creating a newsletter for the Center,
    redesigning the Center's website, garnering increased press
    coverage, and producing a video in collaboration with WHYY,
    Philadelphia's local public television station, on the
    conservation treatment of John James Audubon's Birds of America.
    Before coming to the Center, she worked as a Marketing Assistant
    and as a Sales and Exhibits Coordinator at the Brookings
    Institution, as Marketing Associate at Counterpoint Press
    (Washington, DC), and as an Editor for Running Press in

If you have special needs, please contact CCAHA three weeks prior to
the workshop date so that accommodations can be made.

This workshop This workshop is partially subsidized through funding
from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For information about CCAHA, its programs and services, see
<URL:"> or contact CCAHA's Preservation
Services Office at 215.545.0613 or ccaha [at] ccaha__org.

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