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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Caring for Photographs (Online)

Presented By: NEDCC 


Description: From daguerreotype portraits to poster-sized panoramas, photographs are an integral part of many archival collections.  This webinar provides an introduction to the preservation of photographs, focusing on photographic…

Caring for Oversized Paper Artifacts (Online)

Presented By: NEDCC


Description: Blueprints, movie posters, regional maps - many libraries and archives have a range of oversized works within their collections.  This webinar will cover the preservation of large works…

Caring for Microforms (Online)

Presented By: NEDCC


Description: Although not as common as they once were, microfilm and fiche are still found in many collections and repositories.  Microforms present a range of processing and material questions…

Creating Long-Lasting Digital Prints (Online)

Presented By: NEDCC


Description: Color prints made from digital files are not considered preservation quality and there

are no standards for longevity regarding digital images.  However, there are ways of creating…

Introduction to Digital Imaging (Online)

Presented By: NEDCC


Description: Digitizing photographs and manuscripts can support long term access to archival

collections, as well as create new challenges for institutions. This webinar provides an introduction to the…

Emergency Preparedness (Online)

Presented By: NEDCC


Description: Having an updated disaster plan is a foundational part of effective collections care. This

webinar introduces the central elements of emergency management: assessment and mitigation of risks,…

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…

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…