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REGIONAL
ALLIANCE for
PRESERVATION

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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Disaster Response and Recovery: A Hands-on Intensive (Boalsburg, PA)

Presented by: CCAHA


Thoughtful preparation for an emergency or disaster is one of the most important steps that a cultural institution can take to safeguard collections.  This day-long, hands-on program will…

Advanced Preservation Metadata: How to Make it Happen (Online)

Presented By: LYRASIS


Description: This class builds on Introduction to preservation metadata by providing a walk-through of the PREMIS Data Dictionary. It reviews the information that is considered necessary within that…

Conservation Demystified (Online)

Presented By: NEDCC


Description: Conservation? Treatment? Restoration? Whether you have torn photographs or

scrapbooks that are falling to pieces, planning a conservation project is a multi-step process that may initially seem…

Creating Scrapbooks That Last (Online)

Presented By: NEDCC


Description: Scrapbooks are unique artifacts that represent personal and historical records, but often

include a mix of materials and formats that present a range of preservation issues. This…

Disaster Response and Recovery: A Hands-on Intensive (Allentown, PA)

Presented by: CCAHA


Thoughtful preparation for an emergency or disaster is one of the most important steps that a cultural institution can take to safeguard collections.  This day-long, hands-on program will…

Developing a Disaster Plan (Online)

Presented By: LYRASIS



Description: All libraries, archives and museums need knowledgeable staff and advanced planning to deal with the emergency situations that arise. This preparation allows for a quicker response and…

Grant Writing for Digitization and Preservation Projects (Online)

Presented By: LYRASIS



Description: This four-hour class, which will be offered online in two-hour increments for two successive days, focuses on preparing for and writing grants for digitization and/or preservation projects.…

Protecting Collections: Disaster Prevention, Planning, & Response - Part I (Providence, RI)

Presented by: CCAHA


One of the most important steps a cultural institution can take to safeguard its collections is to be prepared in the event of an emergency or disaster.…

Giving Voice: Interpreting and Preserving Oral Histories (Atlanta, GA)

Presented by: CCAHA


With countless advances made in audiovisual technology during the 20th century, libraries, archives, museums, and historical societies, as well as families and individuals, set out to capture the…

Metadata for Digitization and Preservation (Online)

Presented By: LYRASIS


Description: Metadata is a fundamental element of any digitization project. This class is designed for catalogers and non-catalogers who are planning for access and preservation of digital…

All History is Local: Find, Preserve, and Digitize Collections that Tell the Story (Online)

Presented By: LYRASIS



Description: Community History can refer to the story of a town, a neighborhood, area, or group of people. This history is often built on research found outside of…

Managing Oversized Materials: Care, Handling and Preservation of Posters, Maps, and Other Large Pages in Our Collections (Online)

Presented By: LYRASIS



Description: Architectural drawings, large maps, big works of art on paper, can be fascinating treasures in our collections but can also cause frustrations. How do we transport and…

Boxes within Boxes: Caring for Historic Structures and Collections (Jamaica Plain, MA)

Presented By: NEDCC

Description: Your historic building is not only the first line of defense for any collections held within,

it is often the largest and most complicated item in your…

Identification and Preservation of Prints (Bryn Mawr, PA)

Presented by: CCAHA


Prints of various time periods, from fine art to more common ephemera, are often prevalent in collections.  The preservation of prints must consider the intricacies of media, the…

Promotion and Outreach for Preservation (Online)

Presented By: LYRASIS


Description: Are you looking for ways to start new projects? Do you need support for better care of your collections? Why not take something you are already doing…

Security in and with Collections in Libraries, Archives and Museums (Online)

Presented By: LYRASIS


Description: Security is an important part of collections management. But many libraries, archives, and museums do not give it enough attention because theft and vandalism don’t happen, only…

Oral Histories: Care and Preservation from the Start (Online)

Presented By: LYRASIS



Description: Popularity of oral histories has been increasing since the mid 20th century when they were used as a research tool to discover the stories of the people behind…

Audiovisual Preservation (Online)

Presented By: LYRASIS


Description: Audiovisual materials come in many formats and can be found throughout our collections. They may be audio recordings of oral histories on reel to reel tape,…

Disaster Response and Recovery: A Hands-on Intensive (Pittsburgh, PA)

Presented by: CCAHA


Thoughtful preparation for an emergency or disaster is one of the most important steps that a cultural institution can take to safeguard collections.  This day-long, hands-on program will…

Storage Boxes for Flat and 3-D Objects (Philadelphia, PA)

Presented by: CCAHA


This workshop will examine options for the safe storage of flat and three dimensional artworks and historic artifacts.  Participants will be introduced to general parameters for storage, safe…