California Preservation Program

Helping preserve heritage collections

Californians Connecting to Collections Project

2011-2013 Workshops

ARE YOU READY?

Scenario Planning & Collaboration Among Heritage Institutions
to Improve Disaster Preparedness for Collections

Okay, now you have a plan, but do you know how well it will work in a real disaster situation?  It’s better to find answers now than after a disaster has occurred!

This workshop will:
- Help you assess your vulnerabilities
- Test your plan using a scenario table top exercise
- Explore how collaborations can help you respond to a disaster
- Build a shared vision for regional disaster preparedness

Requirements for attendance:
- A written disaster plan (draft okay) that includes collections response/recovery
- A letter of institutional commitment to explore collaboration to optimize preparedness
- A completed 3-page vulnerability assessment (distributed 3 weeks before workshop)

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

One Day Scenario Planning Workshop – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Pomona
December 6, 2012
Cal Poly Pomona University Library 
Register Here

 
Los Angeles
December 7, 2012
Autry National Center
Register Here
 

INSTRUCTORS
Julie Page is the Co-Coordinator of the California Preservation Program.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
When possible, send 2-3 participants from your institution to work together on disaster preparedness activities: staff member(s) responsible for emergency preparedness; administrator and/or manager responsible for the building/collection; and key members of the emergency/disaster team responsible for decision-making.

COST
These workshops are FREE to the individual and the organization. Funding is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through a Connecting to Collections statewide grant.

REGISTRATION
Pre-registration required. Click on the link above to register for your preferred location.

For more information or registration assistance contact: Sarah Post atadmin@calmuseums.org.

 


Protecting Cultural Collections: 

INSTRUCTORS
Julie Page is the Co-Coordinator of the California Preservation Program and WESTPAS and Kara West is the Assistant Director for Field Services at Balboa Art Conservation Center.
 
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Administrators and staff responsible for emergency preparedness, response and decision-making, in all types of libraries, archives, and museums. By registering for the workshop, the institution commits to supporting the attendee(s) to achieve the workshop’s disaster preparedness goals. When possible, please send two attendees from an institution so they can work together on the disaster preparedness activities.COST
These workshops are FREE to the individual and the organization. Funding is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through a Connecting to Collections statewide grant.
 
REGISTRATION
Pre-registration required. Click on the link above to register for your preferred location.For more information or registration assistance, contact Sarah Post at admin@calmuseums.org.
 
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
 
Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery
The Heritage Health Index determined that most collecting institutions need an emergency or disaster response plan that includes collections, and staff trained to carry it out. Attend the interactive 2-part workshop Protecting Cultural Collections and walk away with:
- A complete disaster response and collection salvage plan by the end of Part 2
- The skills needed to train staff to implement your plan effectively
- Pre- and post-disaster action priorities for your collections
- Understanding of the practical decision-making skills needed during an emergency
- Experience salvaging a variety of material including books, documents, photos & objectsThe two parts are scheduled 4-8 weeks apart.
 
Participants prepare short assignments prior to the first session; between sessions, they undertake additional assignments resulting in a completed disaster plan at the end of Part 2. Upon completion, the institution will be invited to join an informal network of trained personnel to provide mutual aid in the event of emergencies involving collections in the region.
Part 1: Prevention & Preparedness – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm
Part 2: Response & Recovery – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Eastern Sierra
Part 1: June 8, 2012 (Bishop, CA)
Part 2: July 27, 2012 (Mammoth Lakes, CA)
Registration Closed.

Past Workshops:

Ventura
Part 1: April 16, 2012
Part 2: May 14, 2012
Museum of Ventura County
Registration Closed.

Santa Barbara
Part 1: February 24, 2011
Part 2: May 12, 2011
Santa Barbara Natural History Museum
Registration Closed

San Francisco
Part 1: March 8, 2011
Part 2: May 10, 2011
California Historical Society
Registration Closed

Paso Robles
Part 1: May 13, 2011
Part 2: June 10, 2011
Paso Robles Pioneer Museum
Registration Closed

Watsonville
Part 1: August 22, 2011
Part 2: October 6, 2011
Ag History Project
Registration Closed

Sonora
Part 1: September 21, 2011
Part 2: October 20, 2011
Tuolumne County Library
Registration Closed

Auburn
Part 1: September 22, 2011
Part 2: October 25, 2011
Bernhard Museum
Registration Closed

Santa Rosa
Part 1: November 3, 2011
Part 2: January 12, 2012
Sonoma County Museum
Registration Closed

Los Angeles
Part 1: November 9, 2011
Part 2: December 7, 2011
Autry National Center
Registration Closed

 

Creating and Funding Preservation Projects

To Enhance Collection Care“Creating and Funding Preservation Projects to Enhance Collection Care” is a one-day workshop that begins with identifying and setting priorities among collection needs. With a clear sense of needs, the second part of the workshop reviews sources of grant funding available to your institution. The third part of the workshop addresses the key preservation questions asked on grant applications – participants answer the questions on behalf of their institutions, building the elements of a proposal for their own collection. The workshop emphasizes working collaboratively with colleagues to develop and receive feedback on project proposals.By the end of the workshop day, participants will have:
- Outlined a preservation project proposal specific to their institution
- Identified possible funding sources
- Tested their ideas with other workshop participantsUPCOMING WORKSHOPSSan Diego
January 19, 2012
San Diego History Center
Registration Closed Los Angeles
February 10, 2012
California African American Museum
Registration ClosedSan Francisco
March 16, 2012
Asian Art Museum
Registration Closed
Sacramento
March 23, 2012
California State Railroad Museum
Registration Closed
INSTRUCTOR
Barclay Ogden, Director for Preservation, UC Berkeley Libraries.WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Administrators and staff responsible for care of the collection in all types of libraries and archives, with an emphasis on small-to-medium sized institutions without preservation grant writing experience. By registering for the workshop, the institution commits to supporting the attendee(s) to achieve the workshop’s goals to develop and submit proposals for preservation projects to enhance collection care. When possible, two attendees from an institution should attend so they can work together on project development.COST
These workshops are FREE. Funding is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through a Connecting to Collections statewide grant.

REGISTRATION

Pre-registration required. Click on the link above to register for your preferred workshop and location.For more information or registration assistance contact: Sarah Post at
admin@calmuseums.org.

How to contact us: E-mail: info@CalPreservation.org or,
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