FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 26, 2009

 

 

Workshop at Liberty Hall Museum Will Explain How to Care for Historical Documents, Nov. 4

 

UNION, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will present a technical assistance workshop, “Practical Tips for the Care of Historical Documents: Photographs & Artifacts,” at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 4, at the Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University, 1003 Morris Avenue, Union, New Jersey.

The workshop will be conducted by Joseph M. Ciccone, J.D., a Certified Archivist, who will address the basics of proper archival procedures including environmental conditions of sites (lighting, temperature/humidity); storage issues; how to physically organize a collection; how to “describe” a collection through basic inventory, an on-line finding aid or database; making
collections accessible to researchers; and how to obtain funding for the preservation and conservation of collections.

Historical societies, historians, curators, librarians, genealogy groups and all others responsible for the preservation and conservation of historical documents and artifacts are encouraged to attend this hands-on workshop. The program is presented by the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs with funding from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.

A $10.00 registration fee is due by November 4th. For further information and to obtain a registration form, contact the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, (908) 558-2550; NJ Relay Users 711; or send E-mail to: culturalinfo@ucnj.org.