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Society of Archivists Conference

From: Rose Kelly <rose.kelly>
Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Society of Archivists Conference
Queen's University
28-31 August 2007

Preservation and Conservation Programme

Preservation and Conservation Speakers:

    Mary Lynn Ritzenthaler and
    Kitty Nicholson (NARA, USA)
    Recent and Past Treatments and Display of the American
    Declaration of Independence

    Lena Libman (Israel Antiquities Authority)
    Conservation, Preservation and Display of the Dead Sea Scrolls

    Dr Chris Kitching
    Archival Buildings in the UK

In addition to the above, the wide ranging themes in the 2007
Preservation and Conservation Programme should be of interest to all
involved in cultural heritage.  Delegates will get an insight into
the challenges faced by Conservators responsible for preserving
regional, national and international cultural treasures.

Furthermore, delegates will be informed about the Arts and
Humanities Research Project on disaster management in the UK.
Conservation scientific papers will investigate the materials used
to produce archival documents, providing a better understanding of
how archive collections can be preserved and displayed.

The New Accommodation theme will explore the ongoing research into
archival buildings and will include a session on the lessons learned
by PRONI in planning its new accommodation. Preservation strategies
will be reviewed, in particular, the methodologies that can be used
to assess the preservation needs of collections. This type of
information is vital to those considering raising funds for
preservation projects, particularly through national grant

Personal development issues will be addressed through discussions on
the 2007 PACR review (including a PACR clinic) and how the British
Library is identifying and addressing the internal and external
training needs of its Conservators.

Also of interest is a Pre-Conference Workshop on Monday 27 August
2007 run by the Digital Curation Centre on digital preservation

For the full conference programme, booking forms and updates, please
check <URL:> as new information will be
regularly added in the lead up to this major international
conference being held in Belfast.

Rose Kelly,
Archive Conservator
Public Record Office for
Northern Ireland
66 Balmoral Avenue
Belfast BT9 6NY

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