The Regional Alliance for Preservation provides information and resources on preservation and conservation for cultural institutions and the public throughout the United States.


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Educational Opportunities 

    • Constructing book supports at a CCAHA workshop

RAP organizations offer training and educational programs for professional collections managers. Topics range from environmental monitoring and disaster planning and mitigation, to housekeeping for historic houses and preserving electronic records. Please click on an event for more details.

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ArchivesSpace: Open Source Archives Management Software (Camden, NJ)

Presented by: The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts

Description: ArchivesSpace combines the best features of Archon and Archivists' Toolkit, providing archivists with a next-generation open source collection management tool. …

Cultural Institutions & Emergency Management: Partners in Disaster Response & Recovery

New Jersey Collections Care Network Statewide Conference

Presented by: The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts

Description: Intended for collections care professionals, volunteers, and emergency managers, this conference will address…

Protecting Collections: Disaster Prevention, Planning, and Response Part II (Bryn Mawr, PA)

Presented By: Conservation Center for Art and historic Artifacts

Description: One of the most important steps any cultural institution can take to safeguard its collections is to be prepared in the…

Preservation of Textiles (Philadelphia, PA)

Presented By: The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts

Description: Participants in this workshop will learn to properly care for costumes and textiles and to identify issues requiring consultation with…

Exhibition for Cultural Collections (Philadelphia, PA)

Presented By: The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts

Description: Is it possible to create quality exhibitions with practically no budget? This workshop will cover strategies for planning, designing, and…

Focusing on Photographs: Identification and Preservation (Providence, RI)

Presented By: The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts

Description: Historical records of people and places, fine art photographs, family snapshots, and corresponding negatives are in the collections of…