ICPC Preservation Destination Fellowship
The Iowa Conservation and Preservation Consortium (ICPC) is offering two fellowships for members to attend Preservation Destination. This annual event is offered free of charge to ICPC members. Fellowship recipients will receive up to $100 to reimburse travel and accommodation costs.
The Iowa Conservation and Preservation Consortium’s mission is to initiate, encourage, and enhance preservation and conservation activities in and among all Iowa repositories and institutions whose collections include a variety of materials such as audio-visuals, microforms, paper-based, and electronically-stored information for the benefit of present and future generations.
ICPC member (individual or institutional)
Iowa resident who works or volunteers in a museum, historical society, library, archive, genealogical library, government record office, or other institution that preserves the history and culture of Iowa OR student at an Iowa college or university in a relevant discipline (history, museum studies, library science, archival studies, anthropology, etc.) interested in pursuing a career in the aforementioned profession(s)
Live at least 100 miles from the site of the event.
Never before attended Preservation Destination
Fellowship recipients are required to complete a review of Preservation Destination, to be published on the ICPC website.
Please direct questions and send your completed application to Hoeksema@grinnell.edu or mail to:
5709 Hwy T38 South
Lynnville, IA 50153
The Iowa Conservation and Preservation Consortium (ICPC) has planned a varied and free day of learning and seeing firsthand about preservation for its members. If you aren’t a member yet but would like to attend, you may join on or before August 4. Join online at www.iowaconserveandpreserve.org
Sign Up for the Preservation Destination!
Email Donna Hoeksema at Hoeksema@grinnell.edu . Please use Preservation Destination in the subject line and include your name, email address, institutional affiliation, position, and phone number.
We will see preservation efforts done by a private business, a private college, and local historical associations. Our tours will cover care of objects, paper and books, cloth items, music, architecture, genealogy, and the tallest working windmill in the U.S. There are 4 major stops (a possible nominal fee for one museum). Invite your friends!
9:30-10:30 Global Pavilion – Vermeer Corporation. 2110 Vermeer Road East, Pella
This is a museum owned and maintained by a private company. There are a variety of display ideas from the lobby to the main museum. A 15 minute video explains about the history of the company and the scope of its operations.
10:45 – 11:45 Central College’s Geisler Library. 812 University St, Pella
We will have a brief overall tour and have opportunity to see their Archives. They have special donations of a miniature book collection, the richest collection of Romanian music outside of Romania, and the history of the town and college that is also useful for genealogical research.
12-1 Time off for lunch – Windmill Café 709 Franklin St. and other options
1:15-2:15 Pella Opera House. 611 Franklin St., Pella
There is quite a history to the Opera House and an interesting story to the architectural restoration of the Opera House to what it is today. We will receive a demonstration of a theater organ as well.
2:30 – 4 Historical Village. 507 Franklin St., Pella – 22 buildings
The Historical Village features a childhood Wyatt Earp home, wooden shoe shop, 124 foot high working grain windmill that can be toured, the Scholte House, and many other buildings as part of the museum.
Save time to shop before leaving Pella at the Dutch bakeries, meat markets, and many other specialty shops.
******For those who would like to spend the night beforehand in Pella to shorten up the driving hours on Monday, there are 8 rooms held for our group at the Royal Amsterdam Hotel at $84 a night. Call soon to make your reservation! This rate is only held until July 3. 641-620-8400 or toll free 877-954-8400
The Iowa Conservation and Preservation Consortium
Collections Emergency Response Training
This training is funded by a grant from the Historic Resource Development Fund. There is no fee to participants. Participants will be provided with hotel lodging and reimbursement for transportation.
Please complete the Application Form and return to Nancy E Kraft no later than July 1, 2014. More details on application form.
Download Application Form here.
Register by mail:DOWNLOADABLE REGISTRATION FORM
Register Online: ONLINE REGISTRATION PAGE
Scheduled Topics, Speakers, and Events include:
Thursday June 5: Pre-conference Events
Digitizing Local Collections 1-4PM, Registration opens at 12:30
UI Main Library Conference Room 2032
Bethany Davis, Digital Coordinating and Processing Librarian, UI Libraries
Digitizing your local collections can be an excellent way to increase access and promote engagement. In this workshop Bethany Davis will instruct participants in current best practices, planning and workflows for digitization and preservation of local collections. There will also be a guided tour of our new Conservation Lab and collections digitization spaces. (Limited to 20 participants, FILLED)
Opening Reception at Pentacrest Museums 4:30-6PM
UI’s Pentacrest Museums: Old Capitol Museum and the Museum of Natural History will be hosting with hors d’vouers, an open house, and gallery tours. (Open to Thursday and Friday participants)
Friday June 6: Sessions and Workshops
9AM-4:30 PM, Registration opens at 8:30
UI Main Library Conference Room 2032
Keynote Speaker – John F. Doershuk, Ph. D., State Archeologist
Recent archaeological finds on the University of Iowa campus resulting from “unanticipated discoveries” during construction of flood recovery projects will be discussed with an emphasis on explaining the regulatory context within which the finds occurred and what we’ve learned about the archaeology of Iowa City.
Book Repair (double session) Susan Hansen, Head of Book Repair with Elizabeth Stone, Student Conservation Specialist, Conservation Unit. In this hands-on, double length session, participants will learn to perform a reback on a book with a torn cloth spine. Steps will include replacing the damaged spine with new cloth and adding back the original title piece. Tools and books will be provided. (Limited to 10 participants-FILLED)
Making Custom Exhibition Supports, Brenna Campbell, Assistant Conservator & Bill Voss, Conservation Technician, Conservation Unit. They will demonstrate how to display books for an exhibition. They will demonstrate construction of a custom fitted polyester sheet cradle and non-damaging methods of securing an opened book to the mount with polyethylene straps.
Taxidermy Care and Cleaning, Cindy Opitz, Collections Manager, UI Museum of Natural History. Learn how to care for and clean taxidermy animal specimens. Session includes demonstrations and hands on activities.
Mold: Recognizing and Responding to Mold Incidents in Your Collection, Nancy E Kraft, Head of Preservation & Conservation, UI Libraries, will discuss lessons learned while coping with several mold outbreaks on the job and training at the Campbell Center in Mt Carroll, Illinois.
Manuscript Cleaning and Repair, Candida Pagan, Student Conservation Specialist with Mary Sullivan, Conservation Unit. This demonstration will cover dry cleaning materials and techniques, media testing, adhesive preparation, and basic mending of manuscript materials. The session will be supplemented with hands-on work with dry-cleaning materials.
Thinking Inside the Box: Exquisite and Make-Do Housing for Archival Material, Kären Mason, Curator & Janet Weaver, Asst. Curator, Iowa Women’s Archives. From those pesky crumbling scrapbooks to unusually-shaped artifacts, housing archival materials can be tricky. Even repositories with professional conservators on staff don’t have the resources to give every item or collection kid-glove treatment. What’s a curator to do? Join the curators in the reading room of the Iowa Women’s Archives, where you’ll see examples of exquisite enclosures made in the Conservation Lab alongside simple solutions devised by archives staff.
Optional Tours at 3:30:
John Martin Rare Book Room – Hardin Library for the Health Sciences at 600 Newton Road in Iowa City
Office of the State Archeologist – Clinton Street Building at 700 South Clinton St. in Iowa City
Museum of Natural History Collections Tour- 17 N. Clinton St. in Iowa City (Limit 10)
For further information contact Lucy David
Phone: (319) 338-0514
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Lucy David in advance at 319-338-0514
ICPC’s S.O.S. (Save Our Stuff!) Annual Conference
At The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.
Digitizing Local Collections: Special afternoon workshop, limited to 20 participants so register early.