Joint RC-WR and Museum Association Arizona Preservation Workshop: “What’s in Your Archives?”

May 3, 2014 // Flagstaff, AZ

The Museum of Northern Arizona hosted this workshop in conjunction with the 2014 MAA Annual Conference. The workshop focused on the long-term preservation of photographic and audiovisual materials, which is an ongoing concern amongst registrars and collection managers as technologies continue to rapidly advance.

Kim R. du Boise, Senior Conservator at PhotoArts Imaging Professionals, presented on the topic as well as provided hands-on demonstrations on photograph preservation techniques. Elaine Hughes, Collections Manager at the MNA, gave a tour of the new Easton Collection Center; a LEED certified building that sets a new standard for collection storage.  Finally, Andreane Balconi, Archives Associate at the MNA, shared some of the Museum’s unique photographic holdings.