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The Iowa Conservation And Preservation Consortium (ICPC) is comprised of a group of individuals representing museums, archives, libraries and other cultural institutions. The consortium’s members have backgrounds that cover a wide variety of conservation and preservation knowledge and skills. In order to assist ICPC member institutions we are offering to use our knowledge and skills in the form of a Service Day Project. We propose to have some of our members with the appropriate backgrounds assist you with a small conservation or preservation project or with starting a larger
project. Depending on the scope and needs of the project some supplies may be provided by ICPC or its supporters. Examples of possible projects could be; rehousing materials, packing for a move or for storage, cleaning items, repairing items, assessing items or collections for conservation or preservation needs, or other related conservation or preservation projects.
The winning applicant will be selected by the Board of Directors of ICPC by March 29th, 2019. The winner will be announced and the Service Day Project will be scheduled with them. Please complete the application form by March 15th, 2019 and send it to us via email or mail to:
The Iowa Conservation and Preservation Consortium
c/o The University of Iowa University Libraries
100 Main Library
Iowa City, IA 52242-1420
Make sure you renew your ICPC membership for 2019. Click here or the Membership tab for more information.
Iowa Conservation and Preservation Consortium
Save Our Stuff (SOS), the Annual Conference and Meeting of the Iowa Conservation and Preservation Consortium (ICPC) will be held on June 7, 2019, at Muscatine Community College in Muscatine, Iowa.
Preserving and conserving Iowa’s cultural heritage is a pillar in the missions of many institutions around the state. ICPC’s Save Our Stuff conference focuses on strategies and practices that meet the preservation needs of Iowa’s cultural institutions.
Proposals are now being accepted for sessions for the 2019 ICPC Conference and Annual Meeting. Topics should directly address issues of preservation and conservation of cultural materials including, but not limited to, books, manuscripts, ephemera, and artifacts. Presentations ought to be applicable to institutions with various staff sizes and budgets.
Speakers may propose sessions in the following formats:
- Full sessions – 50 minutes in length. If you are proposing a roundtable or panel presentation, please include names and titles of all participants.
- Half Session – 20 minute presentation as a joint session on a common topic.
Proposals should be submitted via e-mail to ICPC Administrative Assistant at: email@example.com. Deadline for submissions is March 15, 2019. Proposals accepted for sessions will be notified in April.
Speakers are requested to donate their time, expertise, and travel. Lunch is provided for speakers, but those wishing to attend conference sessions other than their own must register.
ICPC has extended the scholarship application deadline until JULY 30, 2018. Please go to the scholarship tab to apply before time runs out.
Preservation Destination 2018
Organized and Sponsored by ICPC for its Members.
Come and Explore the Western Central Area of Iowa
Behind the scenes free tours of 3 historic treasures.
Monday, August 6 from 9:15 – 3:15
Registration Deadline – July 30 for meal reservation
9:15 – 10:15 German Hausbarn
(12196 311th St, Manning, IA 51455)
10:15 – 10:45 Travel time
10:45-12:15 Museum of Danish America
(2212 Washington St. Elk Horn, IA 51531)
12:15 – 1 Lunch at the Museum of Danish America
Includes your choice of a Chicken Salad Wrap or a Veggie Wrap, chips, cookie and water or lemonade for $7.25 – Make checks payable to the Museum of Danish America or bring exact change. NO CARDS
With Speaker Kara McKeever, Manager of Genealogy Center, Elk Horn
1:15 – 1:45 Bedstemors House – period home at Museum of Danish America
1:45 – 2:15 Travel time and break
2:15 – 3:15 Coca-Cola Museum
(4 East Second St., Atlantic, IA 50022)
To Register: Please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include: (please feel free to copy and paste the small form below into your email)
Phone Number in case of emergency (such as the unlikely event that we would have to cancel):
Your choice of a Veggie, or Chicken Salad Wrap:
Not a member? Join as a member at Preservation Destination.
We’d love to have you come.