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Preserving New Jersey's Historic Collections: Best Practices for Nonprofit...

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Multiple Locations: October 3, 2018 at Lyceum Hall Center for Performing Arts, 432 High St, Burlington, NJ 08016 AND January 8, 2019 at Plainfield Public Library, 800 Park Ave, Plainfield, NJ 07060

New Jersey 00000

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You can purchase tickets individually for either Part One or Part Two, or you can purchase a Dual Ticket that will grant you access to both Part One and Part Two for a discounted price. *To purchase a Dual Ticket, click "Select Date," and select either October 3 or January 8. Then click "Tickets" and you will be given the option to purchase either a single event ticket or the Dual Ticket.*

Part One Only, $25 -- SOLD OUT

Part Two Only, $25

Dual Ticket for Part One and Part Two, $40 -- SOLD OUT


Preserving New Jersey's Historic Collections: Best Practices for Nonprofit History Organizations

A Two-Part Workshop Series

Whether a historical society or an historic site, the buildings and objects your organization stewards require responsible collections care. The New Jersey Historical Commission and the New Jersey Historic Trust are pleased to present Preserving New Jersey's Historic Collections, a two-part workshop series devoted to collections care for buildings and objects.

Register Early -- Space is Limited!


Part One -- SOLD OUT

Practical Stewardship: Caring for your Building

October 3, 2018

9:30am -3:00pm, registration 9:00am - 9:30am

Location: Lyceum Hall Center for Performing Arts, 432 High St, Burlington, NJ 08016

Instructor: Annabelle Radcliffe-Trenner, RA, Principal, Historic Building Architects

Cost: $25, includes a light breakfast and lunch

Description:

This one-day workshop will focus on care and maintenance for the historic property. A short walking tour will be included so please wear comfortable walking shoes!

Whether you are a historical society or an historic site, the historic building has often been described as the largest object in the collection. Responsible collections care – whether objects or archives - stems from having a well maintained and sufficient repository. Whether your organization is all volunteer or have paid staff, this workshop will assist in planning for long term preservation, identifying areas of concern and minimizing building emergencies.

Often, once a capital project has been completed, the organization files away the ‘documents’ and forgets about the building until the next emergency occurs. This is not a cost effective or sustainable strategy to ensure that the significant and character defining features will be preserved for future generations. Developing a plan for maintenance will help to identify problems before they become major projects.

Topics to be incorporated:

Documents: Preservation Plan, Historic Structure Report, Condition Assessment, Feasibility Assessment, Maintenance Plan/Manual, Emergency Preparedness (what is the purpose for each, when are they needed, and how are they used).

  • A Preservation Plan isn’t one and done; how to implement

  • What is a maintenance plan? How do you implement?

  • What is a condition assessment?

  • Troubleshooting and what to look for in a routine inspection – walking tour

  • Develop a routine repair/replacement schedule and who implements?

  • When should you hire a professional? What can your organization do for itself?

  • Annual budgeting vs. capitol campaign


Part Two

The Basics of Collection Care: Caring for your Objects

January 8, 2019 (snow date January 15th)

10:00am - 4:00pm, registration 9:00am - 10:00am

Location: Plainfield Public Library, 800 Park Ave, Plainfield, NJ 07060

Instructor: Joan Harris-Rico, Collections Manager, Thomas Edison National Historical Park

Cost: $25, includes a light breakfast and lunch

Description:

Collections Care Hands-on is a workshop for those who care for historic artifacts and for individuals with multiple levels of experience. This day-long workshop will consist of simple, hands-on projects for improving the condition of books, paper ephemera, textiles, and furniture. A PowerPoint presentation will include major topics on collections care, and how-to demonstrations.


For questions, please contact the New Jersey Historic Trust at 609-984-0473 or njht@dca.nj.gov.




Co-Hosted by the New Jersey Historic Trust and the New Jersey Historical Commission.


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Multiple Locations: October 3, 2018 at Lyceum Hall Center for Performing Arts, 432 High St, Burlington, NJ 08016 AND January 8, 2019 at Plainfield Public Library, 800 Park Ave, Plainfield, NJ 07060

New Jersey 00000

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event

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