Collections Care and Preventative Conservation for Archives - Webinar Series

  • 13 Sep 2021
  • 04 Oct 2021
  • 4 sessions
  • 13 Sep 2021, 12:00 PM 1:30 PM (CDT)
  • 20 Sep 2021, 12:00 PM 1:30 PM (CDT)
  • 27 Sep 2021, 12:00 PM 1:30 PM (CDT)
  • 04 Oct 2021, 12:00 PM 1:30 PM (CDT)
  • Zoom


  • This is the rate for AMA Members.
  • This is the rate for non-AMA members.


Collections Care and Preventative Conservation for Archives - Webinar Series

This is a four-part webinar series that serves as an introduction to collections care and preventative conservation for Archives. The intended audience for these seminars is archival staff (or other members of the community) that are new to the field, or are new to a position that requires preservation planning. The webinar series will focus care for materials and objects that tend to be found in the archival collections. 

Topics include: preservation issues in Archives; the composition of archival materials; how to plan and implement a preservation program; holdings maintenance, storage, access, and exhibits; and the Canadian Conservation Institute agents of deterioration

Learning objectives: Upon completion of this webinar series participants will have acquired knowledge of: the damaging effects of the most common agents of deterioration, basic deterioration problems of many organic and inorganic materials, preventive conservation measures, accessible and effective methods and equipment to reduce deterioration

Presenter: Jane Dalley is a British-trained archival conservator who has created and presented workshops provincially, nationally and internationally. She has worked at the former National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, privately in Quebec for the archives and libraries of several Universities and religious archives, as Chief Conservator of the Provincial Archives of Manitoba, and in delivering outreach programs for various provincial heritage organizations. She recently completed a BSc in Applied Disaster & Emergency Studies and is an amateur entomologist

This seminar is not intended for conservators, conservation technicians or anyone already familiar with the basics of collections care

Dates: 13 September 2021
            20 September 2021
            27 September 2021
            4 October 2021

Time: Each meeting will be 1.5 hours long starting at 12:00 pm Central Time.

Cost: $60 for AMA members, $70 for non-AMA members
*There are a limited number of free spaces available for students, precariously employed members, and for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis persons. Please send an email to the if you require a free space

Registration: Registration will be made available online on the AMA website.  Zoom links will be provided to registrants in early-September prior to the start of the Webinar series

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