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Conference on architectural records

From: Anastasia Matijkiw <amatijkiw<-a>
Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014

A Monumental Task: Managing and Preserving Architectural Records
Presented by the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts
July 17, 2014

Hosted and co-sponsored by SUNY Buffalo State Art Conservation

Architectural records are vital documentation of our built
environment and provide insight into social and economic trends
throughout history. The tasks of collecting, managing, preserving
and providing access to these records can be a challenge to those
charged with their care. Speakers at this conference will address
the many aspects of caring for architectural record collections.
Participants will learn about the significance of architectural
records; the array of materials and methods used to create them;
collecting policies; access and use recommendations; preventive
preservation measures; reformatting and management of electronic
files; as well as have opportunities to engage in discussions with
fellow participants who are managing similar collections.

This conference is intended for archivists, librarians, curators,
historic preservation officers, records managers, and others who are
responsible for collecting, preserving, and providing access to
architectural, landscape, and other design records.

The Academy of Certified Archivists will award Archival
Recertification Credits to eligible Certified Archivists attending
this program. For more information, see



    Bruce Laverty
    Gladys Brooks Curator of Architecture
    The Athenaeum of Philadelphia

    Tawny Ryan Nelb
    Nelb Archival Consulting, Inc.

    Lois Olcott Price
    Director of Conservation
    Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

    Samantha Sheesley
    Paper Conservator
    Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts

    Susana Tejada
    Martin House Restoration Corporation

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Buffalo State
The State University of New York
Art Conservation Department
Buffalo, NY 14222

    8:30am      Registration and refreshments

    9am - 5pm   Program


CCAHA has arranged for program participants to take an in-depth tour
of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex on July 16, 2014 at

Martin House Complex tour
Frank Lloyd Wrights' Martin House Complex
125 Jewett Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14214


The multi-structure estate (1903-05; 1909) that Frank Lloyd Wright
designed for Darwin D. Martin is a masterpiece of 20th century
architecture.  The Martin House is widely considered one of Wright's
finest Prairie Houses-a signature work from the early years of his
celebrated career.  Wright himself referred to the Martin House
complex as "the opus" and kept the site plan pinned to his drawing
table for close to fifty years.

Pre-registration and pre-payment for the tour is required.

Participants are responsible for transportation and must arrive at
2pm.  Free parking is available.

Fee: $28


    $95 CCAHA members
    $110 non-members

Registration Deadline: July 2, 2014

Registration and payment: Registration, secure credit card payment,
and additional program information are available at


Notes: Refunds will be given until two weeks prior to the program
date, minus a $25 cancellation fee.

If you have special needs, please contact CCAHA at least three weeks
before the program so that accommodations can be made.

Questions?  Call Preservation Services at 215-545-0613 or email us
at pso<-a t->ccaha< . >org

Major funding for this program was generously provided by the
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), with additional funding
from The Pew Charitable Trusts and The Gladys Krieble Delmas

About CCAHA: The Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts
(CCAHA) is the largest nonprofit conservation laboratory in the
United States, serving other nonprofit cultural, educational, and
research institutions, as well as private individuals and
organizations.  Founded in 1977, CCAHA specializes in the treatment
of works of art and historic artifacts on paper, photographs, and
books, as well as works on parchment and papyrus.  CCAHA's
conservation and preservation services staff develop and present
educational programs; conduct preservation assessments; provide
assistance with preservation planning; and develop emergency
preparedness plans.  Its development department provides fundraising
and grant writing support to nonprofit institutions seeking
assistance for preservation and conservation projects.  CCAHA also
offers digital imaging services, fellowships, and disaster

    264 South 23rd Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Fax: 215-735-9313
    pso<-a t->ccaha< . >org

To learn more about CCAHA and its programs, please visit


About The Art Conservation Department at Buffalo State College: The
Art Conservation Department at Buffalo State College opened in 1970
as the Cooperstown Graduate Program in the Conservation of Historic
and Artistic Works, affiliated with the State University of New York
College at Oneonta and with the New York State Historical
Association in Cooperstown.  Since its founding, the department has
offered a master of arts degree and certificate of advanced study in
art conservation following a three year program of study.  In 1983,
the program transferred to Buffalo State College, and relocated to
the campus in 1987.  The department today occupies a superb modern
facility in Rockwell Hall, expressly designed to support
conservation teaching and research.  Graduates can be found in the
conservation labs of major institutions across the United States.

Anastasia Matijkiw
Preservation Services Assistant
264 S. 23rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Fax: 215-735-9313

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Received on Thursday, 8 May, 2014

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