ERIC Number: ED342386
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Graduate Education and Training for the Archives Conservator.
Baker, Cathleen, Ed.; Tahk, F. Christopher, Ed.
The National Endowment for the Humanities Planning Project investigated if and how the graduate education and training of archives conservators could provide the nation with the well trained professionals who are urgently needed to care for the mass of paper documents and other artifacts that constitute the records of the nation's past. The Planning Project brought together a national Planning Project Panel comprised of archivists, preservation administrators, archives conservators, and conservation educators who met for 3 days in August 1989 at Buffalo State College, New York. Based primarily on the work of the panel, this report: (1) defines the role of the archives conservator; (2) states the underlying philosophy and goals of the educational training components that should be included in archives conservation training leading to a graduate academic degree based on the above definition; (3) develops an archives conservation curriculum by structuring it to work in conjunction with a well-established graduate, degree-granting art conservation training program, and describing the mutual benefits to be realized by this arrangement; and (4) outlines the faculty, facilities, and funding that would be required to implement and maintain the proposed archives conservation curriculum (with particular reference to the Art Conservation Department at Buffalo State College). Appended materials include a proposed organizational structure of the art conservation training department with the archives program included, a proposed schedule for establishing the archives program, a program budget, physical plant requirements, and art conservation course descriptions. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Archives, Curriculum Development, Degrees (Academic), Higher Education, Planning, Preservation, Professional Training, Records Management, Scholarship Funds
NEH Archives Report, c/o Art Conservation Department RH230, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, NY 14222.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo. Coll. at Buffalo.