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"Security for Heritage" Conference Series Comes to Stanbridge East

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The Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network invites you to its next Security for Heritage conference on Friday, June 27, at the Missisquoi Museum for a day of learning about ways that communities can better protect and secure their historic collections, heritage buildings and photographic archives.

2, River Street in Stanbridge East. STARTS: 8:45 a.m.

larger_brochures.jpgParticipants receive this set of bilingual Field Guides for free!

This session is designed for volunteers and staff who run social-history museums with eclectic collections. Different types of objects pose complex challenges for such museums, since recommended environmental conditions and handling practices will vary depending on whether artefacts are made from organic, inorganic or composite materials. Under the expert leadership of professional conservator Cari Ensio, participants will review the key principles of conservation and show how to apply them even when storage and display facilities are less-than-ideal.


Our first afternoon session will be of special interest to community heritage organisations striving to reduce their exposure to threats such as fire, theft and vandalism. Speakers include law-enforcement and fire-services officials, as well as a property-insurance expert in the Eastern Townships who was instrumental in preserving the unique and historic Walbridge Barn, now home to a permanent exhibit devoted to agricultural heritage. Participants will come away with a better understanding of common safety and security issues and sound advice for keeping disaster at bay.

One of the most common yet least understood forms of documentary heritage can be found in photographic archives. Our final workshop of the day will bring to light the surprising variety of images typically found in historic collections and offer advice for the proper care and handling of each. Under the guidance of Missisquoi Museum curator Heather Darch, we’ll identify leading causes of image deterioration, discuss storage methods, learn to build proper support mounts and find out how to respond to emergency situations.

FULL DAY REGISTRATION COST: $35 for QAHN Members; $45 for non-members.

Price includes a buffet luncheon

Seating for these workshops is limited, so kindly register early to reserve your place.

Click here for the full conference program!

Click here to register!

Dwane Wilkin & Heather Darch
Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN)