In 2021, CCAHA will continue procedures put in place in response to COVID-19 to offer safe, socially-distanced pick-up and drop-off of objects for ​conservation treatment. We also offer virtual consultations via Zoom. For more information or to schedule a new appointment, email our Client Services Administrator Edie Tanis Brenna or call (215) 545-0613 x 303. The entire CCAHA staff is available by email to answer your questions and discuss new and ongoing projects.
Treatment FOCUS: Digitizing Edward Hopper's Childhood Work

A highlight of our Virtual Open House last fall was Manager of Digital Imaging Maggie Downing's presentation of items from the Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center. In the latest installment of our FOCUS newsletter, learn more about the Digitization Plan for these materials, which include notebooks and other items that demonstrate how the celebrated Nighthawks painter's childhood experiences shaped his art.

2021 Fellowship in Paper or Book Conservation

CCAHA is pleased to offer a twelve-month post-graduate fellowship in either our paper conservation or book conservation lab beginning September 2021. The fellowship year may be a combination of remote work and in-lab work, depending on safety measures in place due to COVID-19, and the fellowship has the possibility of renewal for a second year. Preference will be given to applications received by April 15th.


Photo: Daniel Traub, Longwood Gardens
Funding Opportunities: CLIR and NEH

With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has announced a new thematic focus for their Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives regranting program. Titled Amplifying Unheard Voices, the new CLIR emphasis will focus on digitizing material that documents the histories of people of color and other communities and populations whose work, experiences, and perspectives have been insufficiently recognized. 
 
Applications due: April 30, 2021 

The Humanities Collections and Reference Resources program offers funding to plan and implement exciting digitization and cataloging projects in order to make the intellectual content of your collections more widely accessible. Projects can include treatment of fragile material provided this work leads to increased access. 

Applications due: July 15, 2021


Thinking about applying for a project involving CCAHA? We are here to help you prepare your application materials. Email Lee Price, Director of Development, to get started.
Documentary Preservation & Heritage Services for New York (DHPSNY)

The New York State Education Department’s Office of Cultural Education contracts with CCAHA to deliver statewide services supporting organizations that safeguard New York's historical documents and library research materials.

DHPSNY's upcoming programs include webinars on the topics of Museum Chartering and Caring for Photographic Collections. Learn more and register at dhpsny.org/education.
Upcoming Programs
DIGITAL EVENT
Meet Up at the Colloquium Café
Date: Friday, April 23
Time: 10:00-11:00 AM ET

What was the one thing you learned at the colloquium Many Voices on March 23rd and 24th that you couldn’t wait to share with your colleagues? How has it shaped the dialogue happening at your institution? Is there one presentation you’d like to talk more about (or one you couldn’t attend that you’d like to hear another attendee talk about)? Keep the conversation going! Join select CCAHA staff and other colloquium participants for an informal meeting to reconnect about topics on diversity in collections care.

This program is provided with generous support from the William Penn Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and Independence Foundation.

CCAHA is committed to providing universal access to our programs. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs; please contact Stephenie Schwartz Bailey, by email at sbailey@ccaha.org or by phone 215-545-0613 ext 314, at least seven days prior to the start of this event to make specific arrangements.
WEBINAR
The State of CCAHA’s Preservation Services
Date: Tuesday, April 20
Time: 2:00 PM ET
Presenter: Dyani Feige, Director of Preservation Services, CCAHA; Anastasia Matijkiw, DHPSNY Program Manager, CCAHA

Over the past year, CCAHA programs have reached audiences across the globe and covered a diverse range of topics, from metadata to mold. So, what's next? From webinars to assessments to workshops and more, CCAHA remains committed to creating programs that meet the preservation needs of a rapidly changing world. We will discuss specific regional initiatives, like the Philadelphia Stewardship Program, Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York (DHPSNY), and the Regional Heritage Stewardship Program (RHSP), as well as opportunities for collections care staff and volunteers anywhere in the country. In this free webinar, join Preservation Services staff as we reflect on our past year of programming, and look ahead to what’s coming in 2021!

CCAHA is committed to providing universal access to our programs. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs; please contact Stephenie Schwartz Bailey, by email at sbailey@ccaha.org or by phone 215-545-0613 ext 314, at least seven days prior to the start of this event to make specific arrangements.
Founded in 1977, the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) is a one-stop shop for every conservation and preservation need. CCAHA specializes in the treatment of works on paper, photographs, and books, as well as state-of-the-art digital imaging services. CCAHA’s preservation services staff present education programs and conduct preservation assessments nationwide. CCAHA also offers conservation fellowships, fundraising support, disaster assistance, and more.
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