Introduction to Preservation for Archives, Oct. 3-6, 2023

Registration: CLOSED

This course will take place online from October 3-6 (Tues-Fri) from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (Atlantic) each day. It will be taught by Kim Maguire, a professional conservator and the former Archives Advisor for the Council of Archives New Brunswick.

Course Description

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

This course is part of the CNSA Archival Certificate Program. Those enrolled in the program will need to complete an assignment at the end of the course to demonstrate their comprehension of the course content.


Introduction to Archives or experience working in an archive.


The cost of this course is $120 for CNSA Members and $170 for non-members. CNSA Members can also take advantage of our group rates, which are applied automatically:

  • $75 per person for 2-4 employees/volunteers from a member organization
  • $50 per person for 5+ employees/volunteers from a member organization


This course is now full. Please contact our Archives Advisor if you’d like to be added to the wait-list: