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.


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Educational Opportunities 

    • Constructing book supports at a CCAHA workshop

RAP organizations offer training and educational programs for professional collections managers. Topics range from environmental monitoring and disaster planning and mitigation, to housekeeping for historic houses and preserving electronic records. Please click on an event for more details.

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Focus on Collections Care Full-Day Workshops (Tempe, AZ)


Presented By:  Balboa Art Conservation Center



Description:  Four topics: 1. Care of Collections: Paper; 2. Preservation: Policies, Plans, and Procedures; 3. Care of Collections: Metal Objects; 4. Disaster Recovery…

Meant to Last? Preserving the Modern & Contemporary (Philadelphia, PA)

  

Presented By: Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts


Description: The twentieth and twenty-first centuries have introduced a bewildering array of new materials, used to design a broad range…

Metadata for Digitization and Preservation (Online)

 Presented By: LYRASIS


Description: Metadata is a fundamental element of any digitization project. This class is designed for catalogers and non-catalogers who are planning for access and preservation of digital…

Grant Writing for Digitization and Preservation Projects (Online)

 Presented By: LYRASIS


Description: This four-hour class, which will be offered online in two-hour increments for two successive days, focuses on preparing for and writing grants for digitization and/or preservation…

Integrated Pest Management for Cultural Institutions (Allentown, PA)

  

Presented By: Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts


Description: Learn how to eradicate pests and keep your collections pest-free without resorting to dangerous chemicals.  This workshop will cover…

Integrated Pest Management for Cultural Institutions (York, PA)

   

Presented By: Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts


Description: Learn how to eradicate pests and keep your collections pest-free without resorting to dangerous chemicals.  This workshop will cover…

Caring for Recorded Sound Collections (Online)

 Presented By: NEDCC


Description: The breadth and depth of recorded sound collections can pose special challenges for collectors and cultural heritage institutions. This webinar will introduce the key concepts of…

Preserving Your Digital Life (Online)

Presented By: NEDCC


Description: This webinar will offer guidance and strategies for preserving  your digital life.  Most of  us have looked through a family scrapbook, or perhaps perused an author's papers…

Focusing on Photographs: Identification and Preservation (Providence, RI)

Presented By: The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts


Description: Historical records of people and places, fine art photographs, family snapshots, and corresponding negatives are in the collections of…

Protecting Your Collections Against Pests (Online)

 Presented By: NEDCC


Description: This webinar will cover the best practices for protecting against pest infestation and  what to do if a problem with pests is identified. The common types of…

Preservation of Photographic Materials (Online)

 Presented By: LYRASIS


Description: Photographic materials present significant preservation concerns in cultural heritage collections. They are often heavily used and are fragile and susceptible to damage due to improper handling…

Introducing IRENE: Digitizing Historic Audio (Online)

Presented By: NEDCC


Description: In 2013, NEDCC was awarded a $250,000 National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to develop, test, and demonstrate a new digital reformatting…

Introduction to Preservation Metadata (Online)

 Presented By: LYRASIS


Description: This class introduces preservation metadata as the information you need to know to preserve digital assets over the long term. It reviews the background and context…

Integrated Pest Management for Cultural Institutions (Pittsburgh, PA)

    

Presented By: Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts


Description: Learn how to eradicate pests and keep your collections pest-free without resorting to dangerous chemicals.  This workshop will…

Disaster Response and Recovery: A Hands-on Intensive (Erie, PA)

  

Presented By: Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts


Description: Thoughtful preparation for an emergency or disaster is one of the most important steps that a cultural institution can…

Integrated Pest Management for Cultural Institutions (Erie, PA)

     

Presented By: Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts


Description: Learn how to eradicate pests and keep your collections pest-free without resorting to dangerous chemicals.  This workshop will…

Personal Digital Preservation: Bigger than a Shoebox (Online)

 Presented By: LYRASIS


Description: Each of us needs to develop strategies for saving, accessing and migrating our personal digital materials. This live online class will examine some of the challenges…

Caring for Legacy Video Collections (Online)

Presented By: NEDCC


Description: Legacy video tape collections in cultural heritage institutions pose unique challenges to  preservation and access. This webinar will introduce key concepts of legacy video preservation with a…

Advanced Preservation Metadata: How to Make it Happen (Online)

 Presented By: LYRASIS

 

Description: This class builds on Introduction to preservation metadata by providing a walk-through of the PREMIS Data Dictionary. It reviews the information that is considered necessary…

Protecting Collections: Disaster Prevention, Planning, and Response (Part II, Harrisburg, PA)

 

Presented By:Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts


Description: One of the most important steps any cultural institution can take to safeguard its collections is to be prepared in…