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If you wish to register for this please contact Lyn Campbell.
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.
An Introduction to Caring for Victorian Photographs
Thursday 19 – Friday 20 November 2015, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
$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. firstname.lastname@example.org or 03 366 9429 ext 895
Run by Canterbury Museum and the Airforce Museum of New Zealand
We still have 6 spaces left…
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.
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
Direct Dial: 03 343 9522
I’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.
Keeper of Photographs
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.
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.
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:
- Ashburton Museum – travel assistance to attend the SCS 4.0 Seminar for museum professionals
- Otaua Marae – materials for acid-free boxing for six korowai
- Anderson Park Art Gallery – travel assistance to attend the Museum and Gallery Marketing Forum
- Opotiki Heritage and Agriculture Museum Charitable Trust – funding for conservation materials
- Fell Locomotive Museum – assistance with creating a secure enclosure for a detailed diorama of Summit Station and surrounding landscape
- Port Chalmers Historical Society – help to establish new office
- Katikati Heritage Museum Society – funding for publicity materials for the museum, including rack cards and business cards
- Akaroa Museum – design and production of three footpath signs to carry interpretation about Akaroa’s heritage buildings.
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).