Workshop: Archive Conservation - Conservation for Digitization project
The Palestinian Museum will hold a workshop on archive conservation and preservation, with the aim of acquainting interested institutions and individuals with the Museum’s Conservation for Digitisation project. It is also an opportunity to share and exchange experience and knowledge with institutions that work in the field of archiving, and to raise awareness as to the importance of the conservation of archive collections in Palestine.
The workshop will include practical training in the handling, conservation and preservation of archive materials, as well as their digitisation and archival for public access.
We invite you to register and participate in this workshop at the Palestinian Museum on Monday, 5 August 2019.
10:00–11:00 A talk on the Conservation for Digitisation project and introduction to archive preservation
11:00–12:00 Overview of conservation and preservation materials and how they are used
12:00-12:15 Coffee break
12:15–13:00 Open discussion and exchange among participants
13:00–14:00 Tour of conservation studio with an overview of the conservation, digitisation, and archiving processes
About the Conservation for Digitisation project:
This is a joint project of the Palestinian Museum and the British Library with the aim of conserving and preserving 3,000 paper documents including photographs, maps, letters, diaries, etc. in order to ensure their digitisation under the best possible conditions. The project saw the building of a studio for the conservation and preservation of damaged paper-based materials, the first of its kind in the West Bank. The project is ongoing until December 2019.