ANLA

Simple Preservation Treatments Workshop, June 30 2015

Simple Preservation Treatments for Flat, Paper-based Records

When: June 30, 2015 (the day after ANLA’s AGM)

Where: ANLA office – Suite 201, 15 Hallett Crescent, St. John’s, NL

Instructor: Paula French, Conservator & Preservation Consultant

This full day, hands-on workshop will introduce some very basic treatment techniques, work set-ups, and materials required for basic treatment of flat, paper-based archival records.  Basic treatment techniques to be discussed include surface cleaning, fastener removal, opening of folded and rolled paper documents, releasing simple creases from paper documents, and stabilizing tears in paper.

All tools and materials will be provided.

Participants are asked to bring along paper-based documents that require any of the above listed treatment.

Archival documents to be treated, WILL NOT be provided.

Registration deadline: Participants must register for this course by  June 22, 2015 .

Fees:    $50 for ANLA members                $75 for non-members

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

Reminder: Basic Archives April 13-17, 2015. Spaces still available.

BASIC ARCHIVES — AN INTRODUCTION TO ARCHIVAL PRACTICE

April 13-17, 2015   9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Suite 201, 15 Hallett Crescent, St. John’s, NL

This five-day workshop is intended to introduce participants to basic archival skills through in-class exercises and “hands-on” demonstrations. Sessions are taught by professional archivists from the provincial archival community.  Topics covered include:

  • Basic archival principles
  • Appraisal and selection
  • Accessioning
  • Arrangement
  • Description
  • Preservation
  • Reference and access

Registration fee: $150 (includes 1-year individual membership)

Registration deadline: Participants must register for this course by April 7, 2015.

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

Workshop: Preservation of Photographic Images, March 19-20, 2015

The Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives presents a workshop on

Preservation of Photographic Images

Dates: March 19-20, 2015 (1.5 days)

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

Instructors: Conservator Paula French and well-known Newfoundland and Labrador photograph expert Manny Buchheit

This workshop will discuss the care, storage and handling of historical photographs, negatives, photograph albums and framed images.  The instructors will also discuss policies for the exhibition of photographic images and the reproduction of photographs. The workshop will also include a special half-day session on the history of photography in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Registration fees:                 Members: $75

Non-members: $100

Registration deadline: March 11, 2015

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

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.

http://vmc.historymuseum.ca/community-memories-program/

For further information, please contact infovmc@historymuseum.ca.

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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 alanna@heritagefoundation.ca

Participants must per-register by February 21, 2015.

Friday November 21, Archives and the Arts: a symposium

The Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives presents our fifth annual

ARCHIVES WEEK SYMPOSIUM

Archives and the Arts

Friday, November 21, 2014, 8:30 a.m. -4:15 p.m.

Location: Foran/Greene Room, St. John’s City Hall, New Gower St., St. John’s

Registration: $25, including lunch    Parking Permits available

Archives and their contents are sources of inspiration and information for artists in our community and beyond. Meet some of the people who are delving into this important provincial resource.

Keynote speaker:  Newfoundland and Labrador author Kevin Major

Other presenters include:

Photographer Mannie Bucheit

Artist John McDonald

Potter Laura Higenell

Dancer and archivist Colleen Quigley

Musician and archivist Greg Walsh

Author Gary Collins

Author and folklorist  Dale Jarvis

And more….


To register, contact the ANLA office:

Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives

P.O. Box 23155, St. John’s, NL A1B 4J9

Telephone: (709) 726-2867; e-mail: anla@nf.aibn.com

New ANLA short conservation guide available for viewing!

Danny Doyle, a Masters Student in Art Conservation explains the caring, handling and storage of archival scrapbooks for ANLA. See the video on our website on the Training and Development page!

This video was produced and directed for ANLA by MUN Communications student Nabila Qureshi as part of her coursework, with ANLA’s summer student Robyn Hannaford as technical assistant. Script development and narration were provided by Rooms summer intern Danny Doyle, a Masters Student in Art Conservation at Queens University in Kingston. Thanks again to them for all their hard work, and to Presentation Congregation Archives for providing the venue.

November 21, 2014: Save the date!

In celebration of Archives Week, the Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives presents its 5th annual one- day symposium on November 21, 2014 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) at the Foran/Greene Room, 4th Floor, St. John’s City Hall.

This year’s topic is “Archives and the Arts”. Stay tuned for a list of speakers.