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"Security for Heritage" Regional Conference Coming Up in Eaton Corner... Register Now!

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--January 28, 2014.

May 1, 2014, Eaton Corner, Quebec


QAHN is pleased to announce its series of day-long conferences to be held in different communities across the province as part of its "Security for Heritage Outreach and Workshop Initiative” (SHOWI).

SHOWI was conceived as a way of assisting community-based museums, heritage organizations and historic sites around Quebec to attain a greater level of security. Project staff have developed a program of conferences that will take place at venues in Quebec City, Montreal, the Eastern Townships, the Outaouais and the Gaspé. Topics will include physical security (for buildings and premises), collections security (protection from theft and degradation), virtual security (digital vandalism), and security for staff and volunteers (insurance concerns). In addition to conferences featuring experts from various fields, instructional handbooks and other resource tools are also being produced.

One of these regional events will take place in the Eastern Townships -- at the Eaton Corner Museum in Eaton Corner, Quebec -- and promises to be an engaging one. The date: May 1, 2014.

The morning session will focus on "Safeguarding heritage properties in rural settings." Guest speakers will include Karine Fortin of the Sûreté du Quebec; Bryan Carruthers, an insurance broker with Campbell, Bellam & Associates; Mike McKenna, fire chief with the Town of North Hatley; and Harry Isbrucker, past president of the Colby-Curtis Museum.

There will be two afternoon sessions. The first session will focus on "Preventive conservation of archival photographs" and will be led by Chlöe Southam, director-curator of the Colby-Curtis Museum. The second, titled "Caring for old books, papers, maps and other documentary heritage," will be hosted by Jody Robinson, archivist with the Eastern Townships Resource Centre.

Click here to download the program for this event!

Registrations are now being accepted for this event. Space, however, is limited.
The deadline to register is April 11, 2014.

Click here to download the registration form!