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Seminar : Disaster management, draft programme


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by | April 18, 2017 · 11:05 am

Seminar : Disaster management, June 2017

If you wish to register for this please contact Lyn Campbell.

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Advance notice : Workshop, Disaster Salvage

A workshop organised by the Canterbury Disaster Salvage Team will be taking place at Christchurch Art Gallery in mid June-ish on best practise in the event of a disaster (as identified by the hands on workshop we had last year).  It will be dealing with preventive issues, good storage, and display. We are hoping to get as many areas covered as possible.

Flyer to follow with finalised dates and other information in the near future.

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by | March 23, 2017 · 9:46 am

An Introduction to Caring for Victorian Photographs

An Introduction to Caring for Victorian Photographs

Thursday 19 – Friday 20 November 2015, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Canterbury Museum
Rolleston Avenue

$15 per person – to cover cost of materials
Bring your own lunch or buy at the Museum Cafe

Often the care of photographs is neglected due to a lack of knowledge about their proper care and storage. This seminar aims to address this by providing a basic overview of the most common photographic processes for nineteenth century images.

The seminar will be aimed at, but not limited to, small institutions with volunteer staff, or newcomers to the archival field, that have photographic collections as part of a wider archival collection. Some practical exercises will be included; specific conservation issues will not be covered.

Please think about any problems or issues you have, or might want to talk about and, if possible, bring along an example to look at. There’s no guarantee you will get definitive answers on the day but your hosts will try to find answers and get back to you.

Please contact Joanna Szczepanski if you have any further questions. joannas@canterburymuseum.com or 03 366 9429 ext 895

Run by Canterbury Museum and the Airforce Museum of New Zealand

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Hands on Labelling Workshop – Saturday, 11 April

We still have 6 spaces left…workshop

The Canterbury Cultural Collections Recovery Centre in partnership with National Service Te Paerangi present:

Hands on Labelling Workshop

Lead by two of New Zealand’s top Paper and Object Conservators Lynn Campbell and Emily Fryer

Labelling museum objects with their accession number is really important to do correctly and safely; it links donor, catalogue and historical information to the object and helps track the location of objects in the museum.

There are many ways of labelling museum objects, come along and learn all of them today!

When: Saturday 11 April 2015, 9am – 5.30pm

Where: Canterbury Cultural Collections Recovery Centre

Only 20 spaces available; contact Moya to reserve your place today.

Email: recovery@airforcemuseum.co.nz
phone: 03 343 9522

Labelling kits and equipment provided.

Coffee/tea available. You are welcome to bring your own lunch or make purchases at Tuck Shop Café within the Air Force Museum.

On arrival please go to the Air Force Museum main entrance desk and ask for Moya.

Canterbury Cultural Collections Recovery Centre
Air Force Museum
45 Harvard Ave
Christchurch 8140
Direct Dial: 03 343 9522

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An Introduction to Caring for Photographs 2014

AfmI’m happy to announce another workshop in February next year. I’ve managed to keep the cost the same as 2010, even though this time it will be up to two days, maybe only a day and a half. In the past I have felt too pressed for time and having two days available will make things less stressful for me and hopefully more relaxed for you. Sorry to those coming from out of town.

I have put all the information at the bottom of this e mail because I think the CANTAGE ListServ doesn’t like attachments. If you’d like to have it sent separately please let me know. The last page, the registration form, should fit nicely onto a single Word document page, although I’m happy to receive it back by e mail. I do ask for payment before your place is confirmed.

I haven’t limited numbers this time as I have a larger room in the Recovery Centre available, however if I get a tidal wave of responses I’ll look at dividing the group into two.

If anyone has any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me and I look forward meeting you all in February.

Matthew O’Sullivan
Keeper of Photographs

Caring for photographs 2014

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What’s Happening in December 2012 | National Services Te Paerangi

Read the full newsletter: What’s Happening in December 2012 | National Services Te Paerangi

Following are some items of interest from the newsletter, including advice on labelling photographs,  a list of recipients of Helping Hand grants (some local names!), Techsoup offers of technology, upcoming workshops, and museums on the West Coast.

Te Papa National Services

Advice from the helpline – how to label photographs

Recently we received an enquiry about best practice for labelling photographs. We asked Anita Hogan, Collection Manager Photography and New Media Art at Te Papa, how she would do it. This is what she suggested:

Always use a pencil for marking photographs, as inks can eventually ‘strike through’ the paper and show on the front. This might take years, but you can occasionally see it when a photographer has written on the back of their own work. Adhesive labels can also stain the front of the photograph, so try to avoid sticking a label to the back of the photograph and writing on it.

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Update on Helping Hands Grants

A helping hand for footpath signage, korowai storage, and a Summit Station diorama

In this quarter, NSTP has awarded funding for korowai storage boxes, a diorama enclosure, and footpath signage, through the Helping Hands Grant programme. We have granted more than $17000 to small museums, galleries, and iwi groups since the beginning of the financial year in July.

The Helping Hands Grant is available to small museums that need a hand with carrying out their responsibilities. It can be used to obtain materials, services, and information, or to support projects up to a maximum of $1000.

Grants have recently been awarded to the following organisations:

If you have a small project which needs a funding boost, check out the Helping Hands Grant criteria on the NSTP website (some restrictions apply).

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What’s Happening in November 2012 | National Services Te Paerangi

Read the full newsletter [PDF]: What’s Happening in November 2012 | National Services Te Paerangi

Following are some items of interest from the newsletter, including information about museum marketing, grants for small museums, a stolen vase, and upcoming workshops.

Te Papa National Services

Museum & Gallery Marketing Forum
From 18 to 19 October, marketing staff from museums and galleries all over New Zealand gathered in Wellington for the inaugural Museum & Gallery Marketing Forum. It was a great two days of sharing ideas and making new contacts, culminating in a tour of some of central Wellington’s museums.We are now working through steps to make the forum a regular event.

NSTP services survey
Thank you for your feedback on our last survey, which was about our grants programme. We were pleased to discover that those of you working in small museums found the Helping Hands Grant particularly useful.  We’re reviewing our grants programme at the moment and will tell you about changes in the next few months.

For now:

Vase stolen from Alberton
Alberton vase NZHPTThis vase is believed to have been stolen from Alberton, Mt Albert, Auckland, some time between 30 August and 19 October 2012. It is approximately 28cm tall, with ‘3 / 938/492’ marked on the base, and the accession number label XAH.Y.53.

NZ Historic Places Trust would be very grateful if you could keep an eye out for the vase, and spread the word to any relevant networks you may have. If you have any information which could assist in its recovery, please contact Rebecca Apperley on 04 472 4341.

Upcoming workshops
Māori in Museums
22–23 November, Air Force Museum, Christchurch

Care and identification of photographs
4–5 & 7–8 February 2013, Central City Library, Auckland

18–21 February 2013, Te Papa, Wellington

View our calendar for all upcoming workshops and events


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