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Conference on fund raising

From: Robert James <robertjamesncpc<-at->
Date: Friday, September 25, 2009
Fundraising for Collections Preservation and Conservation
North Carolina Preservation Consortium Annual Conference
William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
November 13, 2009
8:30 am - 4 pm

    Effective fundraising can significantly enhance preservation and
    conservation programs in libraries, museums, archives, and
    historic sites.  Even in prosperous times our institutional
    budgets often fall short of meeting collection care needs.  How
    has fundraising for preservation and conservation changed in our
    current economic environment?  The North Carolina Preservation
    Consortium presents a panel of nationally recognized speakers to
    share their fundraising success stories and offer advice for
    establishing and enhancing a comprehensive development program.
    Join colleagues from across the state for a discussion on annual
    drives, events, direct mail, capital campaigns, endowments,
    planned giving, grant writing and other fundraising strategies.
    Learn how to craft a compelling case statement and a prioritized
    development plan.

Conference Speakers

    Susan Mathisen is President of S.A.M. Fundraising Solutions. Her
    expertise bridges the fields of conservation and fundraising.
    She has worked as a conservator in both the United States and
    Europe and as a fundraiser for museums, universities and other
    historical agencies.  This unique combination of skills makes
    her the "go-to" consultant when organizations need assistance
    finding the resources to realize their preservation and
    conservation goals.

    Susan gained her knowledge of conservation and museum practice
    through positions held at the Morgan Library, Smithsonian
    Institution, National Gallery of Art, the Cathedral of St. John
    the Divine, and Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates (now H3 Hardy
    Collaboration Architecture) and as administrative
    conservator/development officer and adjunct professor of
    conservation at the Conservation Center, Institute of Fine Arts,
    New York University. She has also held development positions at
    the National Academy Museum and the American Academy in Rome.

    Susan has a Master of Arts degree in Museum Studies and Textile
    Conservation from the Fashion Institute of Technology and a
    Certificate in Fund Raising from New York University.

    Nancy Odegaard is the Conservator and Head of the Preservation
    Division for the Arizona State Museum. She is also a Professor
    in the Department of Anthropology. Nancy manages and supervises
    staff and programs in the conservation lab, advises on museum
    environmental issues, and promotes the preservation of
    collections through improved exhibition and storage conditions.

    In 2008 the Arizona State Museum received a national
    preservation award from the American Institute for Conservation
    of Historic and Artistic Works and Heritage Preservation for
    demonstrated excellence and outstanding commitment to its
    decades long dedication to preservation and collections care.
    The award cited the museum's preservation of its renowned
    collection of Southwest American Indian pottery.

    This Pottery Project received federal recognition in the Save
    America's Treasures program, a Clinton White House preservation
    initiative. The collection was also recognized and named an
    Arizona Treasure by Governor Janet Napolitano.  Funding for the
    Pottery Project came from the Ak-Chin Indian Community, the Gila
    River Indian Community, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian
    Community, Mrs. Agnese Nelms Haury, numerous generous
    individuals around the state and across the country, and from
    federal granting agencies including the National Endowment for
    the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the
    National Center for Preservation Training and Technology, the
    NAGPRA grant program, and the National Science Foundation.
    Nancy's vision and designs for the Pottery Project resulted in a
    $3.5 million climate-controlled storage vault, a
    state-of-the-art conservation laboratory, and a new exhibit

    Nancy holds a PhD in Applied Science from the Conservation and
    Cultural Heritage Science Studies Department of the University
    of Canberra, Australia. She earned her Master of Arts degree in
    Museum Studies and Anthropology at George Washington University
    with a Certificate in Ethnographic and Archaeological
    Conservation from the Smithsonian Institution. Nancy specializes
    in the conservation of archaeological and ethnographic objects
    including the examination, analysis, and study of materials and
    pre-industrial technologies used to fabricate artifacts.

    Kristen Overbeck Laise is the Vice President for Collections
    Care Programs at Heritage Preservation, a national non-profit
    organization that advocates for collections. At Heritage
    Preservation, she has worked with many initiatives, all of which
    have included raising funds and encouraging museums and
    libraries to increase resources for conservation. In the
    mid-1990s, she assisted with Heritage Preservation's
    fund-raising for collections care workshops, which culminated in
    the publication Capitalize on Collections Care.

    She directed the Heritage Health Index, the first comprehensive
    survey of the condition and preservation needs of U.S.
    collections, published in 2005. Previously, she coordinated the
    Conservation Assessment Program, a technical assistance program
    for small museums administered by Heritage Preservation in
    cooperation with the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
    This included consulting with museums to help them locate
    funding to implement recommendations in their assessment reports
    and producing a semi-annual newsletter that featured a
    fund-raising column. Kristen directs Rescue Public Murals a
    program that is currently raising funds to help cities across
    the country restore significant community murals.

    She regularly represents Heritage Preservation at the meetings
    of the American Association of Museums, American Association for
    State and Local History, American Library Association, Society
    of American Archivists, American Institute for Conservation, and
    regional museums associations.

    Kristen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Earlham
    College and an Master of Arts in Art History from the University
    of Wisconsin-Madison, where she worked with the History of
    Cartography Project.

    Diane Vogt-O'Connor is the Chief of Conservation at the Library
    of Congress. She was previously Senior Archivist for
    Regional/Affiliated Archives at the National Archives, Senior
    Archivist of the National Park Service, Director of the
    Smithsonian Institution's Photo Survey Project, Director of the
    Cranbrook Academy of Art Library, and Senior Archivist of
    Corning Glass Works.

    Diane has consulted and taught widely including for AASLH, ARMA,
    CCAHA, NEDCC, NJ State Library, NHPRC, SAA, the U.S. Department
    of State and USIA in Bolivia, Cuba, England, Mauritius, Panama,
    and throughout the U.S.  Diane served on work groups for NARA's
    Electronic Records Archives and the Getty's Art and Architecture
    Thesaurus, the Society of American Archivists Glossary editorial
    committee, and two White House Commissions.

    She has written over 25 successful grants in her career, as well
    as having served at various times as a grant reviewer for NEA,
    NEH, NHPRC, and the Smithsonian Institution Research Resources
    grants.  She has also taught and written on this topic, most
    recently a 2009 Webinar for WebJunction "Finding Funds to
    Conserve and Preserve your Collections."  Diane has used grant
    funding to care for collections, fund preservation conferences,
    and to underwrite preservation educational programs such as
    "PresEd (An Invitational Conference at the Library of Congress
    held in 2008), "Understanding Photographs," (SAA, 2006);
    "Architectural Records" (CCAHA, 2000); "Managing Anthropological
    Field Records" (University of Nevada, 1999); "Care of Archival
    and Manuscript Collections," (ICCROM, 1999); "Management of
    Archival Visual Materials" (New Jersey State Library,
    1999-2001); "Reformatting Visual Materials in a Digital World"
    (NEDCC, 1998); "The Information Ecosystem," (NEDCC, 1998);  and
    "the School for Scanning" (NEDCC, 1996-2003).

    Widely published, Diane is the co-author of Archival and Special
    Collections Facilities: Guidelines for Archivists, Librarians,
    Architects, and Engineers (SAA, 2009), Photographs: Archival
    Care and Management and The Museum Handbook, Vols. I-III.  She
    is author of 27+ Conserve O Grams (National Park Service
    technical leaflets); three special issues of CRM; and the
    award-wining four volume Guide to Photographic Collections at
    the Smithsonian Institution.  Most recently, she helped produce
    the 2009 edition of Foundation Grants for Preservation in
    Libraries, Archives, and Museums.

    In 2006, she was named a Fellow of the Society of American
    Archivists, SAA's highest honor.  Since 2007, she has served on
    SAA's Council (Executive Board).

    Diane has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Michigan
    State University;  Masters of Science degrees in both Library
    Science and Archives from Wayne State University (WSU), and as a
    Master of Arts degree in both Art History and Museology from

Who Should Attend: All personnel working in libraries, archives,
museums, historic sites, and other heritage institutions will
benefit from this conference, as well as college and university
faculty, and students in library and information science, archives,
public history, museum, conservation, and related disciplines.
Advocates for collections preservation are also welcome.

The registration fee is $60.00 for employees of NCPC member
institutions and individual NCPC members, $75.00 for non-members,
and $50.00 for students in library science, archives, public
history, or museum graduate programs.  This fee includes lunch,
refreshments, and materials.  A registration form is available on
the NCPC Web site under Events:


Location, Directions, and Parking: The 2009 NCPC annual conference
will be held at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing
Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Friday Center for Continuing Education
UNC Chapel Hill
Campus Box 1020
100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill NC 27599-1020

Parking is free.  Directions to the Friday Center are available at

Travel and Lodging: NCPC has not reserved any airline or hotel
accommodations. The information below is provided for your

    Raleigh/Durham International Airport

    Hotels near the airport


    Hotels in Chapel Hill


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Cancellation and Refund Policy: The annual conference may be
cancelled due to low registration or other causes beyond our
control, such as severe weather.  In such an event, registrants will
be notified and fees refunded.  Otherwise, registration fees are
nonrefundable.  Substitution of staff from your institution is

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North Carolina Preservation Consortium

The North Carolina Preservation Consortium (NCPC) is a 501C3
independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of
educational, historical, cultural, and research collections in our
state's archives, libraries, museums, historic sites, document
depositories, and record centers. NCPC also informs the general
public about preservation to safeguard private collections and
family treasures. Our preservation mission addresses the proper care
and handling of materials; storage and environmental control;
disaster preparedness and recovery; the repair, reformatting and
conservation of damaged items; and collection security. NCPC
supports the preservation of information content, and the medium as
artifact, in new and traditional formats for present and future

Membership: We would like to welcome your institution to the
preservation consortium. Our minimum annual membership fee is only
$100.00. Higher levels of support are voluntary. Benefits of NCPC
membership include discounts on our continuing education workshops
and annual conference. Employees of institutional members are
eligible to hold leadership positions as officers and on the
consortium's board of directors, committees, and task groups. Member
institutions are also recognized for their contributions on our Web
site. The success of our state wide preservation program depends on
the talents, diversity, and generosity of our colleagues. Together
we can make a difference in the survival of our heritage
collections. Join NCPC today.

Membership information is available at

Support NCPC: Our programs are made possible by the generous
financial support of our institutional members, corporate sponsors,
and individual donors.  If you would like to make a gift to the
North Carolina Preservation Consortium please visit

Institutional members are listed at

Corporate Sponsors are listed at

For additional information please contact:

    Robert James
    Executive Director
    North Carolina Preservation Consortium
    PO Box 2651
    Durham, NC 27715-2651

                  Conservation DistList Instance 23:10
                 Distributed: Thursday, October 1, 2009
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Received on Friday, 25 September, 2009

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