Conservation ConneCTion http://www.conservationct.org en Digital Collections 101: An Introductory Workshop - May 6, 2013 /content/digital-collections-101-introductory-workshop-may-6-2013 <div>Monday, May 6, 2013,&nbsp;9:00 -3:00<br /><br /> At the Middletown Library Service Center<br /><br /> 786 South Main Street,<br /><br /> Middletown, CT 06457<br /><br /> <span>Save the Date: Part 2 will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2013</span></div> <p><a href="/content/digital-collections-101-introductory-workshop-may-6-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 22:14:39 +0000 conservation-connection 45 at http://www.conservationct.org Introducing Conservation ConneCTion's Traveling Curator Program /node/42 <h2 class="rtecenter"> <strong><em>Free, hands-on, personalized assistance </em></strong></h2> <h2 class="rtecenter"> <strong><em>to museums across Connecticut.</em></strong></h2> <h3> <strong>About the Program:</strong></h3> <p> The Traveling Curator Program is a pilot program funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services that encourages best practices in collection care by bringing a museum professional to cultural heritage sites in the state for a half day to address the needs and questions of staff and volunteers and provide practical suggestions to help improve the institutions ability to care for and preserve their collections.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="/node/42" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 02:48:19 +0000 conservation-connection 42 at http://www.conservationct.org It's back! Register for the Emergency & Disaster Preparedness Workshop Series /node/40 <h2 class="rtecenter"> <strong><em><u>This is the last time this program will be offered!</u></em></strong></h2> <p> Conservation ConneCTion is pleased to announce that it the popular <strong><em>Emergency &amp; Disaster Preparedness Workshop</em></strong><strong><em>Series</em></strong> will be offered one more time, but this is your last opportunity to participate in this program and you can&rsquo;t beat the price - $45 for the entire three-part series!</p> <p><a href="/node/40" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 00:22:27 +0000 conservation-connection 40 at http://www.conservationct.org Building a Disaster Response Network: /node/39 <h2 class="rtecenter"> <strong>Who and What Cultural Heritage Institutions </strong><strong>Need to Know to be Ready</strong></h2> <h3> <strong><em>Floods, Tornadoes, Hurricanes &ndash; oh my!</em></strong></h3> <p> All of these natural disasters (and more!) have occurred in Connecticut recently!&nbsp; Many cultural institutions have been affected by them, and all of them needed assistance to get back on their feet again &ndash; in the form of money, manpower, and morale.&nbsp; We all need these things to get through a disaster . . . But do you know how to find them?</p> <h3> <strong><em>What did you do?</em></strong></h3> <p> When these storms were coming, did your site know how to prepare?&nbsp; Did they know who to call if there was a problem or damage?&nbsp; Did you have enough supplies?&nbsp; Did you have the <em>right</em> supplies?&nbsp; Whether you have a formal disaster plan, or your plan involves crossing your fingers, you need to attend this program!</p> <p><a href="/node/39" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 25 May 2012 21:18:01 +0000 conservation-connection 39 at http://www.conservationct.org Care and Storage of Paintings Workshop, January 10, 2011 at CHS /node/38 <p> There is still time to register for this full day workshop on the care, handling, storage, and exhibition of paintings and fine art with Montserat LeMense, paintings conservator at the Williamstown Art Conservation Center.&nbsp; The workshop will be held at the Connecticut Historical Society and all participants will have an opportunity to visit their new, state-of-the-art paintings storage area.&nbsp; Registration is $15 and includes morning refreshments, lunch and resource materials.&nbsp; The workshop is from 10:00am-3:00pm.&nbsp; Please email Sandy Elgee at <a href="mailto:sandy@clho.org">sandy@clho.org</a>.</p> Tue, 28 Dec 2010 20:03:11 +0000 conservation-connection 38 at http://www.conservationct.org Storage Solutions for Historic Collections Workshop Series Begins Sept. 27th /node/36 <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"> </p><p><a href="/node/36" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 31 Aug 2010 13:42:53 +0000 conservation-connection 36 at http://www.conservationct.org Register now for Emergency & Disaster Preparedness Workshop /node/34 <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> <span style=""><font face="Arial">Conservation ConneCTion is partnering with the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) to present the <b style=""><i style="">Connecting to Collections Workshop Series: <span style="">Emergency &amp; Disaster Preparedness Workshop</span></i><span style="">, </span></b><span style="">which will give cultural institutions the tools and training for disaster planning and response</span>.<span style="">&nbsp; </span>This three-part workshop series, led by NEDCC preservation services staff, is designed for staff and volunteers at museums, historical societies, libraries, and archives.<span style="">&nbsp; </span>This workshop series is funded through an Institute of Museum and Library Services <i style="">Connecting to Collection&rsquo;s</i> implementation grant.<o:p></o:p></font></span></p> <p><a href="/node/34" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 30 Jun 2010 18:08:15 +0000 conservation-connection 34 at http://www.conservationct.org Conservation ConneCTion receives IMLS Implementation Grant /node/33 <p>Conservation ConneCTion is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of a 2010 Institute of Museum and Library Services Connecting to Collection&rsquo;s implementation grant. Connecticut is one of only five states to receive funding.</p> <p> As part of this grant Conservation ConneCTion will present two workshop series, one on disaster planning and response and the other on the care and storage of historic collections. These topics were identified as high priorities by Conservation ConneCTion&rsquo;s statewide survey (2009).</p> <p> The Connecting to Collections Workshop Series: Emergency &amp; Disaster Preparedness Workshop will be presented in collaboration with preservation service staff from the Northeast Document Conservation Center. As part of this three-part series</p> <p><a href="/node/33" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 30 Jun 2010 18:05:38 +0000 conservation-connection 33 at http://www.conservationct.org Assessors Hired for Archival Assessment Program /node/32 <p> Conservation ConneCTion and the&nbsp;Connecticut State Historic Records Advisory Board are pleased to announce that four&nbsp;preservation professionals have been hired to conduct&nbsp;the on-site&nbsp;assessments as part of the Archival Assesment Program. These assessors are extremely well&nbsp;qualified and bring a wealth of&nbsp; knowledge and experience to this project.</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt"> <span style="color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"><font face="Arial">The four assessors are:<o:p></o:p></font></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt"> <span style="color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"><o:p><font face="Arial">&nbsp;</font></o:p></span></p> <p><a href="/node/32" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 21 Feb 2010 19:29:59 +0000 conservation-connection 32 at http://www.conservationct.org Participants Selected for Archival Assessment Program /node/31 <p>Sixty-one museums, historical societies and public libraries with local history collections have been selected to participate in the Archival Assessment Program. This program is funded by the National Historic Publications &amp; Records Commission (NHPRC) and was awarded to the Connecticut State Historical Records Advisory Board, in collaboration with Conservation ConneCTion. Participating institutions will receive at no cost, on-site assessments of their archival collections by a preservation professional. Assessors will spend a half day on-site reviewing how the archival collection is cared for and managed. The assessors will provide a short report on their<br /> observations and recommendations which will serve as a planning tool for the long-term care and conservation of the archival collection.</p> <p>The participating institutions include:</p> <p>Amity and Woodbridge Historical Society<br /> Archbishop O’Brien Library<br /> Avery Copp House<br /> Bristol Public Library<br /> Buley Library, SCSU</p> <p><a href="/node/31" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 21 Feb 2010 19:22:52 +0000 conservation-connection 31 at http://www.conservationct.org