2024 Conference Workshop

Registration for the workshop is now closed

Open to CNSA members only maximum 20 participants  

When: May 16, 2024, from 1:30 to 4:30 pm

Where: Akins Room, Nova Scotia Archives, 6016 University Avenue, Halifax NS

Instructor: Julia Landry, Conservator (aka The Paper Lady)

Cost: Thanks to funding from CCTH, there is no cost beyond your conference registration!

*If more than 20 members apply to participate in the workshop, participants will be chosen in a draw. You will be notified by May 10 either way. If you aren’t chosen as a participant, you are welcome to observe the workshop in-person – there will be chairs around the room – or online via Zoom. You can sign-up for the workshop even if you haven’t yet registered for the conference, but you will need to register for the conference in order to participate in, or observe, the workshop. 

Workshop description

This hands-on workshop will focus on some of the issues that affect items commonly found in archival collections – documents, photographs, maps, bound volumes, etc. – when it comes to disaster salvage and recovery.

A common denominator in disaster recovery is water. More often than not, archival materials will be wet and dirty following a disaster, and they can be especially tricky to handle without causing further damage. Salvage tools, materials, supports, and handling techniques for paper-based items will be discussed and demonstrated. Participants will work in teams and become familiar with handling wet documents and paper-based materials. 

All supplies will be provided including gloves, goggles, and plastic aprons for all 20 participants. We recommended that you bring waterproof footwear, as things could get messy! 

This workshop is made possible by funding from the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage.