Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 9:00 AM EDT
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 4:00 PM EDT

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Dennison Railroad Depot Museum 
400 Center Street
Dennison, OH 44621


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Preservation Services Office 
Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts 

Regional Heritage Stewardship Program 
serving Appalachian Regions of Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia 

Workshops III & IV will take place in two locations in the region: Dennison, Ohio and Charleston, West Virginia. Click here to view the page for the West Virginia location.

Attendance at our first round of workshops (I &II) is not necessary for these programs. Please join us!

Dennison, Ohio - October 10 & 11, 2017

Essential Policies and Procedures for Cultural Collections

An institution’s collections care and business practices are defined by its written policies and procedures. Institutional memory is often lost through staff changes, but best practices are encoded in these important documents.

This workshop will provide an overview of policy and planning documents that are essential for collections care, such as environmental policies, housekeeping guidelines, and maintenance policies.

Participants will learn the critical components of these documents and will receive tangible examples of how to adapt them to different institutions. Policy development, approval, and implementation responsibilities of staff, volunteer, and board will be discussed.

Speaker: Dyani Feige, Director of Preservation Services, Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts

Date & Time: October 10, 2017, 9:30am - 3:30pm

Location: Dennison Railroad Depot Museum

Risk Assessments for Cultural Institutions

In order to develop an emergency preparedness and response plan, an institution must understand the risks its collections face.  A risk assessment identifies potential risks and outlines strategies to mitigate damage in the event of an emergency or disaster. 

This workshop will offer tips for conducting these assessments on a site-wide level and for specific collections, as well as case studies of institutions that have dealt with disasters, and advice on forming relationships with first responders and other outside contacts who can help conduct risk assessments.

Speaker: Dyani Feige, Director of Preservation Services, Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts

Date & Time: October 11, 2017, 9:30am - 3:30pm

Location: Dennison Railroad Depot Museum


Fees: $30 per day, or $50 for both workshops

More Information

  • Registration deadline is two weeks before each program date.
  • Payment will only be accepted via check or credit card. No cash payments will be recieved at the door. 
  • Lunch will not be provided. However, a list of nearby restaurants will be available.
  • Questions? Call Preservation Services at 215.545.0613 or email us at pso@ccaha.org.


The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) is a nonprofit conservation facility specializing in the treatment of works on paper, photographs, and books through conservation and state-of-the-art digital imaging services. Founded in 1977, CCAHA serves nonprofit cultural institutions, private individuals, and other collecting organizations. CCAHA’s preservation services staff present educational programs, conduct preservation assessments, and develop emergency preparedness plans. CCAHA also offers fellowships, fundraising support, and disaster assistance.

Funding for this program was generously provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.