Month: January 2015

Basic Preservation Workshop: February 19-20, 2015

The Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives presents a 2-day workshop on

Basic Preservation

Dates: February 19-20, 2015   9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location:  ANLA office, Suite 201, 15 Hallett Crescent, St. John’s

(Parking is available in the adjacent parking lot.)

This workshop will introduce participants to basic preservation concepts for archival institutions, including preservation planning, disaster and emergency awareness, security, condition reports and measures to prevent damage and deterioration. Activities will include some hands-on exercises, and participants are encouraged to bring forward any specific preservation concerns they may have about their own holdings.

Instructor: Paula French, preservation consultant

Fees:      Members: $100; Non-members: $125

Registration deadline: Participants must register for this course by February 16, 2015

Some financial assistance for transportation costs is available for members: please contact the ANLA office for more information.


Notice of Call for Proposals for Community Memories Program

Notice of Call for Proposals for Community Memories Program Guidelines

We’re inviting small community museums to develop online local history exhibits to share with all Canadians through the Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC).

To be eligible, your museums must be a not-for-profit organization, be an institution with no more than five permanent full-time paid staff, and have completed, if applicable, any previous exhibit financed by the VMC.

Community Memories is not a Grants and Contribution program. The Canadian Museum of History, which is responsible for the VMC, enters into contracts with participating museums for the creation of Community Memories exhibits.

The deadline for receipt of proposals is 27 February 2015 at 5:00 EST.

For all the details and to complete the proposal form, click below.

For further information, please contact

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Youth Heritage Forum 2015

The Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Office is holding their first Youth Heritage Forum. This event will bring together passionate young people, ages 18-35, from our community who have a strong interest in the field of heritage.

HFNL wants to hear what you have to say!

Heritage organizations and community groups in the Avalon Region are invited to nominate 1-2 youth representatives to attend.

If you are a youth passionate about heritage and would like to become involved please contact Alanna Wicks at 1-888-739-1892 [Ext 5] or email to

Participants must per-register by February 21, 2015.