June 6th-10th, 2017 2017 CAC Annual Conference and Workshops Regina, SK Poster "Starting Solutions: A Quick Reference For Small Museums" Presentation
The theme of the 43rd Annual Conference was Obsolescence. Colleagues awere invited to submit abstracts that address the theme, from preserving outmoded technology, to adapting or letting go of outmoded ideas and practices, conservation deals with the archaic on many levels. What's relevant? What's practical? What matters?
December 8th-10th 2017 Introduction to Blacksmithing Western Development Museum,Saskatoon SK
The Western Development Museum is committed to preserving both artifacts, the tools that early prairie blacksmiths used, and the techniques of smithing practiced by early prairie smiths and farmers.Basic forging techniques are taught, including flattening, squaring, splitting, bending and welding.
September 19th-20th, 2017 Care and Handling of Photographic Material CCI Workshop Humboldt, SK
This workshop discusses photographic processes identification, and the structure, composition, and format of a broad range of photographic materials. Agents of deterioration and mechanisms of deterioration are covered, as well as proper storage and handling techniques for photograph collections. Ways to minimize potential damage and information loss in an emergency or disaster are also included.
January 2016 Packing and Shipping Cultural Property CCI Workshop Fleming College, Sutherland Campus
This workshop provides an awareness of important issues to consider when crating fragile works of art. It begins with a practical overview of shipping hazards and the susceptibility of artwork to these hazards. Packaging concepts and theory are taught with presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Participants have an opportunity to apply their knowledge by designing a protective package for several highly fragile test items and conducting drop tests on their designs. Test results provide examples of packaging principles in action and ways that damage can take place.
October 26th, 2017 Artist Materials and their Archival Stability Talk Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
Opening Date: April 1st, 2017 at Fleming College Summary: This annual program for the Introductions to Exhibit Course is a class project designed to offer students an overview of various exhibitions and display mounting techniques, provide an introduction to the process of exhibit development, policy, planning, design and exhibit maintenance as well as developing specific production skills.
Sir Sandford Fleming is often recognized as a man of science whose ingenuity helped to unify Canada. Considering these actions, his personal life is rarely focused on. The exhibition helped to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Fleming College, tie into the 150th of Canada, and most importantly, Fleming himself. We explored important personal moment in his life while acknowledging some of his major accomplishments.