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Upcoming RHSP Intermountain West Workshops

Earlier this year, CCAHA announced the expansion of our Regional Heritage Stewardship Program (RHSP) into the Intermountain West region, serving Utah, Nevada, and parts of Idaho, Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico. Our first workshops in the area are coming up next month! 

The first series of workshops will be delivered as two full-day sessions taught back-to-back. Each series will be offered twice, once in the southwestern region of Utah and a second time in the Four Corners region of Utah and Colorado. Learn more and register below. All upcoming RHSP workshops and programs are listed on CCAHA's Upcoming Events page

Special thanks to our friends at Utah Humanities and the Utah Division of Arts & Museums. Funding for this program was generously provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities

RHSP Intermountain West SERIES ONE
Preservation Best Practices / Conducting a Preservation Needs Assessment
June 3: St. George, UT
June 6: Green River, UT

This program will provide participants with an overview of preservation standards collections care and management including basic bench-marking, facilities concerns, collections storage, and agents of deterioration.

Participants will also learn the components of a comprehensive preservation needs assessment, learn about the assessments that the Utah Division of Arts & Museums offers, and receive guidance on conducting self-assessments.

Fundraising for Collections Care / Artifact Handling and Housing
June 4: St. George UT
June 7: Green River, UT

Through thoughtful planning and effective grant writing, your organization can be competitive in seeking public and private funding to preserve cultural collections. This workshop will examine the planning process that funders want to see in place and the elements of a successful grant proposal and will discuss local, regional, and national funding opportunities, including those offered from Utah Arts and Museums, Utah Humanities, and other local sources.

Participants will also learn about safe handling and housing techniques for both flat and three dimensional objects. Discussion will include how to prepare work areas, best practices for moving various types of artifacts, and identifying potential conservation concerns before handling.

June 3 & 4, 2019, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM | St. George, Utah at the McQuarrie Memorial DUP Museum

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June 6 & 7, 2019, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM | Green River, Utah at the John Wesley Powell River History Museum

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Cost & Registration

Workshops are $20 per day or $35 for the 2-day series per person. If you are affiliated with a Utah museum, you may be eligible for a scholarship to offset your registration and travel costs. Please read our guidelines here. To apply for a scholarship, click here.


Workshops will be taught by conservators and preservation experts from the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts, as well as regional specialists as required.