Introducing Our NEW Online Course: Preservation 101!

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 11:10

Preservation 101 is a 3-week hybrid course. The course is intended for individuals who manage cultural collections, with a focus on individuals who are new to preservation practices, may not have had formal preservation training, or are looking to refresh their knowledge of preservation basics.

This online course will present specific preservation topics under larger themes that speak to the related nature of this work. Specific topics covered include storage and housing for various paper materials; environmental considerations and monitoring; exhibition guidelines for preservation; essential preservation processes and procedures; and the basics of prioritizing preservation needs. Instruction will be provided through recorded videos, online resources, and live Q&A sessions. Participants are expected to be active in course discussion boards, complete relevant assignments, and attend live sessions.


  • Amanda Murray, Preservation Specialist, DHPSNY
  • Margalit Schindler WUDPAC Preventive Conservation Fellow, CCAHA

Dates: Wednesday, March 16 - Wednesday, April 6

Click here to register.

Register by Wednesday, March 9, 2022. Please note that this program has limited registration and is only offered to constituents representing institutions in New York. If you are registering from outside of New York State, your registration may be denied.

Presented virtually, DHPSNY’s online courses promote collaborative learning and networking. Free for New York institutions, DHPSNY’s programs address the needs of professionals and volunteers at institutions that manage unique library research materials and historical records, including libraries, archives, and museums.

DHPSNY’s online courses are presented through Canvas LMS. Canvas LMS is an open and reliable web-based software that allows institutions to manage digital learning, educators to create and present online learning materials and assess student learning, and students to engage in courses and receive feedback about skill development and learning achievement. Participants will receive instructions on how to join their Canvas Classroom upon registration. 

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