Regional Heritage Stewardship Program coming to Ohio

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May 5, 2017 by missylodge

The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) has launched a regional stewardship program with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The Stewardship Program will include in person workshops, webinars, preservation needs assessments, and a final conference intended to foster networking, resource sharing, and sustainability.

The goal of this program is to create working communities of practice among small organizations facing related challenges,  and to provide an opportunity to increase collections care in individual institutions, as well as to meet and network with other collections care professionals in the region.

An upcoming webinar and workshop will be of interest to special collections and preservation librarians.

The introductory webinar will provide an overview of the two-year program including topics that will be covered in workshops and future webinars, opportunities for cultural institutions in the region to participate, and overall goals for the program.  This webinar will take place on May 17.  To register go to:

The workshop will take place in Athens, OH at the Southeast Ohio History Center.  Registration is $30 for one session; $50 for both.  Dyani Feige, Director of Preservation Services, Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts is the speaker.

Workshop I: June 22, 2017, 9:30am – 3:30pm

I: Preservation Best Practices and Conducting a Preservation Needs Assessment

This program will provide an overview of preservation standards for collections care and management including basic benchmarking, identifying facilities concerns, collections storage, and agents of deterioration.

Participants will also learn the components of a comprehensive preservation needs assessment and receive guidance on conducting self-assessments.

Workshop II: June 23, 2017, 9:30am – 3:30pm

II: Fundraising for Collections Care and Artifact Handling and Housing

Through thoughtful planning and effective grant writing, your organization can be competitive in seeking public and private funding to preserve cultural collections.  This workshop will examine the planning process funders want to see, elements of a successful grant proposal, and regional funding opportunities.

Participants will also learn about safe handling and housing techniques for both flat and three dimensional objects.  Discussion will include how to prepare work areas, best practices for moving various types of artifacts, and identifying potential conservation concerns before handling.

To register go to:



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