RALEIGH, N.C. -- The North Carolina Connecting to Collections Project (C2C) will host a workshop to train participants in the basic care of museum artifact collections on Tuesday, April 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Mt. Airy Museum of Regional History.
Adrienne Berney, Collections Care Trainer for the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources’ C2C project, will lead the session. Berney, who has served as an objects curator for a state history museum, has also worked with several historic houses.
Images, demonstrations and hands-on activities will introduce collections care topics such as record keeping, environments for storage and display, and materials and techniques for cleaning and housing artifacts. Participants will have time to discuss the particular challenges they face at their home institutions. Hand-outs and suggestions for useful collections care resources will provide participants with opportunities for continued learning and sharing information.
The workshop will open with an information session about C2C and NC ECHO and will encourage questions, feedback and networking. Participants in the C2C sessions have a unique opportunity to help improve the ways the state’s cultural heritage institutions (museums, archives, libraries and historic sites) care for a wide variety of artifacts, books, papers and other objects of the state’s cultural past.
C2C project staff wants input on what types of workshops would be most useful. Additional workshops on collections care topics and disaster preparedness will be offered in the future. To register, go to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/collectionscaremountairy.
The North Carolina Connecting to Collections Project is an initiative aimed at helping institutions better care for their collections, funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. A variety of partner organizations have made this project possible, including the Federation of N.C. Historical Societies, the N.C. Museums Council, the N.C. Preservation Consortium, the State Historic Records Advisory Board and the Society of North Carolina Archivists.
The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources is the state agency with the mission to enrich lives and communities, and the vision to harness the state’s cultural resources to build North Carolina’s social, cultural and economic future. Information on Cultural Resources is available 24/7 at www.ncculture.com.
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