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Introduction to the Preservation of Archives (Core)

August 27, 2015 - August 28, 2015


Date: October 15th-16th, 2019
Location: Tantramar Heritage Trust, 29 Queens Rd, Sackville, NB, E4L 4G4
Cost: $125
Instructor: Kimberley Maguire, Archives Advisor, Council of Archives New Brunswick

General description:

The principles of preservation management dictate that the archivist must first assess, then plan, and only then act. This workshop will instruct participants in preservation basics including appropriate care and handling of archival material, agents of deterioration, appropriate storage environments and enclosures and knowing when to contact a conservator.

This workshop is part of the CNSA Archival Certificate Program.

The workshop will go over basic preservation principles, including policies and procedures, agents of deterioration and will include demos and hands-on exercises of preservation methods.

Learning Method:

Learning is done through a combination of lecture, personal reading and practical exercises over a 2-day period in an informal, friendly atmosphere.

Prior knowledge required:

Introduction to Archives workshop or experience working with archival records is an asset but not a requirement.


Members can register online by filling out the form below. Payments online can be made via PayPal with your credit card or PayPal account.

Or you can send a cheque to the CNSA Office, 6016 University Ave., Halifax, NS, Canada, B3H 1W4.

Only 15 seats are available – please register early to avoid disappointment

Registration is open to CNSA members in good standing. A travel subsidy is available to CNSA members. Click here for Expense Claim Form for travel subsidy.

Contact Sara Hollett, Archives Advisor, for upcoming dates.

Pre-workshop Reading:

Marrelli, Nancy.  Implementing Preservation Management: A How-to Manual for Archives. Montreal, QC: Réseau des archives du Québec, c1996.


August 27, 2015
August 28, 2015
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