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Caring and Protecting - Preserving History Today

ARA CONFERENCE DUBLIN - Archives and Records Association UK & Ireland - Conference 2015
We will be exhibiting at the ARA Conference which takes place in Dublin this year, on 27th August 2015.

National Disaster Response Scheme

I want to draw your attention to the National Disaster Response Scheme that has been established to assist museums, libraries and archives to immediately respond effectively following an emergency or incident involving water damage to collections.
The scheme has been generously sponsored by the Council of National Cultural Institutions (CNCI) and is available to any museum, library, archive or cultural collection of national or local significance across the 32 counties.
A number of essential and highly-specialised Disaster Response materials are available to handle water damage and mould remediation in the days immediately after a disaster. This includes water absorbent cushions and dehumidifiers to remove water and moisture from a flood or leak site; heavy duty blotting paper to dry wetted collections as well as essential hand tools and smaller useful items for salvaging mixed collections.

For more details on the scheme contact

The IMA (Irish Museum Association) Annual Conference
Venue: Strand Hotel, Limerick
Friday 24 February - Members papers, Workshop on Audiences, Reception in Hunt Museum with Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
Saturday 25 February - Guest Speakers, Reception at Limerick City Gallery of Art, ICOM Reception, Conference Dinner
Sunday 26 February - AGM, visit to Glenstal Abbey
Bookings: Contact the IMA Administrator, Gina O'Kelly at +353-1-4120939

Great information from The Library of Congress on how to tag and organize your own personal archive of photos and videos!
TITLE: Adding Descriptions to Digital Photos: Your Gift to the Future
Since digital photography is instantaneous, we take and collect an enormous amount of photos. But as our personal collections grow, it becomes more and more difficult to find specific photos. If your digital photos are difficult for you to manage, how will your loved ones be able to make sense of them in the future?
This video explains how you can add descriptions and tags to your digital photo files to make it easier to organize and search your collection.

IPCRA | Irish Professional Conservators and Restorers Association

IPCRA is Ireland's largest association of trained and experienced conservators & restorers working in the conservation profession. Active in both the private and the museum sectors, members have expertise in many disciplines, including oil paintings, paper, textiles, furniture, archaeology, ceramics, buildings and display. The principal aim is the preservation of the Ireland’s man-made heritage.

PPFA | Professional Picture Framers Association

The PPFA - Professional Picture Framers Association which is the body representing and training over 4000+ picture framers worldwide.


The PPFA - Professional Picture Framers Association - is the international trade association for the picture framing and art industry, supporting a membership of more than 4,000+ custom picture framers, art galleries, manufacturers and distributors involved in the framing industry worldwide.  As a member of the PPFA, we are dedicated to the preservation, promotion and appreciation of art.

Preservation and Conservation 
Paperworks Studio for Paper Conservation
Paperworks Studio for paper conservation, specialises in the conservation and preservation of works of art and archives on paper. Paperworks Studio is run by Liz D'Arcy who is qualified with an MA in Conservation of Fine Art on Paper. Liz is an accredited member of the 'Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic works in Ireland' (I.C.H.A.W.I) and a member of the 'Irish Professional Conservators and Restorers Association' (I.P.C.R.A).
Phone: 087 2227782 Email: Website: Click here

Erica Devine – Antique Care and Consultancy
Erica advises private and institutional clients on how to beautifully present and safely maintain their collections of art, antiques and memorabilia.
Dublin- Ireland

Fine Art Conservation

Rebecca Pavitt:- Conservator

Art on Paper, Historic Documents on Paper, Textiles, Consultation and Treatment.
Vancouver, B.C., Canada