Basics of Historic Objects Preservation:
A workshop for small museums, historical societies and archivesThis hands-on workshop on the basics of historic objects preservation is designed for local history museum staff and interns, board members, and volunteers. Topics covered will include: how to inventory, catalog and document collections; basic tools to get you started in caring for your collection; how to set up environmental monitoring of temperature and relative humidity; pest management; basic materials recommended for collections care; where to find materials; how to prepare for an emergency; and what does a curator do.
The workshop will be offered at 5 different sites will run 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
April 10: Green County Archives and Records Center, Springfield
April 11: St. Charles County Museum, St. Charles
April 18: Boone County Historical Society, Columbia
Dates to be announced for Cape Girardeau and St. Joseph
(Register here or call 573-522-9018.)
Workshop participants will receive reference books on collections care and documentation, Salvage and Response Wheel, a resource packet, and a booklet with sample preservation materials appropriate for collections care.
Instructors: Linda Landry, Conservator, Missouri History Museum; Linda Endersby, Director, Missouri State Museum
This workshop is provided free to one staff member, paid or unpaid, of institutions that completed a survey conducted by the Partnership for Missouri Heritage in 2011. If your institution did not participate in the survey, you can fill out a copy by emailing the Partnership.
This workshop is provided by the Partnership for Missouri Heritage, which is funded by a Connecting to Collections Statewide Planning Grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services. The Partnership includes the Missouri State Library, the Missouri State Archives, the Missouri State Museum, the Missouri Association for Museums and Archives, the Missouri History Museum and the State Historical Society of Missouri.
More information is available on the Partnership.