Workshops

WORKSHOP: Products Used for Display, Storage and Transportation

The Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives and the Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

co-sponsored workshop from

The Canadian Conservation Institute

Products Used for Display, Storage and Transportation

Dates: June 19-20, 2019

Instructors: Jean Tétreault and Monique Benoit

Location: Basilica Parish Conference Room, 200 Military Road (next to the Basilica)

Parking is available in the Basilica parking lot. Lunch, nutrition break snacks and beverages provided.

This workshop provides an overview of products commonly used for mounting, displaying and storing museum objects. Products covered include woods, papers, paints, plastics, textiles, etc. The use of silica gel and sorbents is discussed, and spot tests to identify some products are demonstrated. Options to avoid problems related to off-gassing or staining are provided. Participants are invited to bring samples for discussion.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • understand the interactions between products and objects
  • select products that are suitable for use in museums or archives
  • understand the properties of many types of products available on the market
  • verify information or test products for compatibility with objects

Units

  • Principles of interaction between object and products
  • Wood products (including panels, cardboards and papers)
  • Coatings (including paints, varnishes and stains)
  • Textiles
  • Plastics (including sheets, boxes, panels, foams, gaskets, adhesives and sealants)
  • Silica gel and pollutant sorbents
  • Spot tests
  • Internet search

Registration: ANLA/MANL members $180

Non-members: $205

Enrollment limits:  Minimum 10, maximum 25

 

For more information or to register, contact:

Mary Ellen Wright

Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives

Telephone: 709-726-2867

Email: anla@nf.aibn.com

 

CCI Workshop: Modern Information Carriers

The Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives

  presents a two-day workshop about

Modern Information Carriers and Digital Preservation

This workshop has been developed and subsidized by the Canadian Conservation Institute

Dates: June 20 – 21, 2018 (9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.) Location: TBA (St. John’s)

Instructors: Joe Iraci, Ern Bieman

Location: to be confirmed

This workshop discusses preservation of physical carriers and best practices for preserving digital information. Topics covered include the structure, composition and format of various types of modern information recording media. Deterioration, longevity and appropriate storage and handling recommendations are discussed. Also covered are tools for taking stock of existing digital assets and for developing digital preservation policies, plans and procedures. Software and hardware solutions for digital preservation in small to medium-sized heritage institutions are also recommended.

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • identify and explain differences in structure, composition and format of various types of recording media;
  • identify the main deterioration problems and understand their effects on media;
  • understand factors affecting longevity and choose media for maximum lifespan;
  • implement proper handling and storage procedures for various media;
  • systematically approach the task of preserving modern information carriers;
  • identify digital assets in their institution and assess risk and impacts of losing access to these;
  • develop a digital preservation policy, plan and procedures; and
  • install and use hardware and software for the purpose of preserving digital assets in smaller heritage institutions.

For more specific details about this workshop see https://www.canada.ca/en/conservation-institute/services/workshops-conferences/regional-workshops-conservation/modern-information-carriers-digital-preservation.html

Fees:     Members: $75

Non-members: $100

Registration deadline: Participants must register for this course by June 1, 2018.

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

Workshop! Legal Issues for Archives

LEGAL ISSUES FOR ARCHIVES
Presented by
The Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives
This one-day workshop will allow participants to explore some of the legal issues involved in managing archival records.
Topics to be explored include
•    copyright for archival records
•    privacy legislation and issues for archival institutions and records
•    archives and the legal discovery process

Presenter: John Drover B.A., M.A., L.L.B., Associate with Roebothan McKay Marshall.
Date: March 29, 2018 (9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Location:   Basilica Parish Conference Room, 200 Military Road (next to the Basilica)
Registration deadline: Participants must register for this course by March 23, 2018.
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.
E-mail: anla@nf.aibn.com

ANLA Introduction to archival practice workshop October 30 – November 3, 2017

ANLA will be offering its five-day introductory Basic Archives workshop from October 30 – November 3, 2017 in St. John’s. This is an excellent opportunity to learn how to obtain physical, administrative and  intellectual control of both your historical records and the records of your organization.

Cost: $150 (includes 1 year individual membership and a copy of ANLA’s nationally-recognized Basic Archives binder)

Pre-registration required. Registration deadline October 24, 2017.

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

For further information contact the ANLA office.

INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT FOR CULTURAL PROPERTY

Date: September 13-14, 2017; 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: St. John’s, NL; Venue to be determined.

In this two day workshop, participants will learn how to recognize and identify organisms that are detrimental to the longevity of collections. Participants will also learn how to decide how to respond to the discovery of pests from a suite of options. There will also be an opportunity to learn how to assess cultural property for pest risks and propose an IPM plan to mitigate them.

This workshop is beneficial for staff and volunteers of cultural facilities who are responsible for the physical integrity, research, exhibition and other utility values of collections of cultural property, all of which are harmed by pest activity.

This workshop is an elective course for the Museum Studies Certificate Program. For more information about this program, please contact Sarah Wade, Professional Development Coordinator via email at swade@nf.aibn.com or at (709) 722 9034.

Instructors: Thomas Strang, Canadian Conservation Institute
Enrolment Limits: Maximum of 25.
Registration Fees: $180 for MANL and ANLA members, $205 for non-members (LUNCH INCLUDED)
Registration Deadline: September 1, 2017

Cancellations received less than 5 days in advance are not eligible for refunds. Participants who do not attend remain responsible for full payment.

 

Basic Archives workshop May 2017

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW!

Depending on sufficient registration, ANLA proposes to offer its five-day introductory Basic Archives workshop from May 15-19, 2017 in St. John’s. This is an excellent opportunity to learn how to obtain physical, administrative and  intellectual control of both your historical records and the records of your organization. This five-day workshop is intended to introduce participants to basic archival skills through in-class exercises and “hands-on” demonstrations.  Topics to be covered include:

  • introduction to archival concepts and vocabulary
  • appraisal and selection of archival material
  • arrangement of archival material
  • description of archival material
  • preservation of archival material
  • access and reference issues

Cost: $150 (includes 1 year individual membership and a copy of ANLA’s nationally-recognized Basic Archives binder)

Pre-registration required: minimum registration of 10 people required

More details to follow. For further information contact the ANLA office.

Workshop: Planning digitization projects

The Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives presents a workshop on

Planning digitization projects

April 27- 28, 2017  9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Location: Archdiocesan Pastoral Centre Conference Room, 200 Military Road, St. John’s (tentative)

Day one of this two-day workshop will introduce participants to digitization standards for specific media. Day two of the workshop will focus on planning a digitization project and will include advice for people who don’t know much about the digital world.  The session will conclude with presentations from organizations which have done or are now doing large digitization projects.

Registration deadline: Participants must register for this course by April 24, 2017.

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

Both days $100 for ANLA members         $125 for non-members

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