RAP

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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Collections Care Training: Protective Enclosures and Storage for Rolled Paper (Philadelphia, PA)

To ensure long-term collections preservation, it is crucial to use proper storage systems and materials, and provide a stable environment with adequate space, furniture, and security. In this hands-on workshop participants…

Into the Vault: Library and Archive Storage Strategies (Austin, TX)

Libraries and archives are challenged to seek innovative yet practical ways to maximize use of storage areas, enhance current facilities, efficiently utilize resources, and incorporate technology into storage solutions. Whether renovating…

Collections Care Training: Care and Preservation of Paintings (Philadelphia, PA)

Historic collections frequently contain paintings and other framed artwork. This workshop will give an overview on how to care for this type of collection, which requires unique storage and handling considerations.…

Behind the Scenes: Exploring Museum Collections Storage (Philadelphia, PA)

Museums caring for cultural collections frequently seek innovative yet practical ways to maximize use of storage areas, enhance current facilities, and incorporate technology into storage solutions.


Participants in this two-day conference…

Collections Care Training: Care of Paper: Techniques and Materials for Handling and Transport (Philadelphia, PA)

This workshop addresses the safe handling of paper artifacts, including books and over-sized objects, and basic design and labeling of protective enclosures for transport. Discussion includes how to prepare work areas,…