RAP

REGIONAL
ALLIANCE for
PRESERVATION

The Regional Alliance for Preservation provides information and resources on preservation and conservation for cultural institutions and the public throughout the United States.

    • ICA Senior Paintings Conservator Andrea Chevalier cleans a frame
    • ICA Senior Paintings Conservator Andrea Chevalier cleans a frame

    • NEDCC conservator treating historic document
    • NEDCC conservator treating historic document

    • Peebles Island Resource Center Textile Conservator Sarah Stevens working on a wool flag
    • Peebles Island Resource Center Textile Conservator Sarah Stevens working on a wool flag

    • Inpainting carte-de-visite portraits from the Civil War at CCAHA
    • Inpainting carte-de-visite portraits from the Civil War at CCAHA

    • Handling frozen photographs at WESTPAS
    • Handling frozen photographs at WESTPAS

    • An objects conservator at work at the Midwest Art Conservation Center
    • An objects conservator at work at the Midwest Art Conservation Center

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UPCOMING EVENTS & PROGRAMS

RAP MEMBERS

Fragile Imaging: Lantern Slides, Glass Plate Negatives and Daguerreotypes (Online)

  • 2PM – 4PM
Presented By: LYRASIS Description: This two-hour online class will help you lay some of the basic groundwork needed to evaluate the condition of fragile nineteenth century materials and plan for their digitization. Best practices for image capture and preservation…

Legal Issues in Collections Management: What Can Go Wrong? (Philadelphia, PA)

  • 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Presented by: CCAHA Designed for any staff involved in collections care, this workshop is an interactive primer on the legal issues involved in conservation and management of cultural collections. Team-taught by legal counsel and others who represent arts and…

Introduction to Digitization (Philadelphia, PA)

  • 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Presented by: CCAHA Digitization can be the final step in processing collections, facilitating access, and even aiding in collections’ long-term preservation. Like other collections care endeavors, digitization should not be undertaken without an understanding of best practices, safe techniques,…