Archival Basics Workshop Coming to Brush Gallery | St. Lawrence University

Archival Basics Workshop Coming to Brush Gallery

Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York will hold an archival workshop on Friday, Oct. 11, at the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery.

While proper archival procedures help ensure safe and effective management of collections, the individuals who care for collections also play a key role. However, volunteers, historians, and other professionals at collecting institutions may find themselves in the position of "archivist" without formal training in the profession. Topics covered during this workshop will include the fundamentals of archival appraisal, acquisition, and access; proper storage materials; and the most common preservation problems found within paper-based archival collections. This workshop will also touch briefly on processing, arrangement, and description.

"The workshop is geared toward both professionals and students interested in the hands-on work of managing collections" said Catherine Tedford, director of the Brush Art Gallery.

Light refreshments and lunch will be served free of charge during the course of the day.

For more information, visit the Brush Art Gallery online at www.stlawu.edu/gallery or call 315-229-5174. Learn more about Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York on Facebook.