Workshops

APOYOnline Goes to Cuba!

At the end of March 2018, APOYOnline directors Amparo Rueda and Beatriz Haspo traveled to Havana, Cuba with a team of conservators from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, led by Debbie Hess-Norris, to implement a pioneering four-day photograph preservation workshop. In addition to a successful workshop, the trip included visits to cultural institutions and provided the opportunity to connect with many of Cuba’s warm and talented preservation professionals.

58 conservators, curators, archivists, architects, educators, and photographers from national and private institutions participated in the workshop, the first preservation workshop of any kind in Cuba that included participants from all 15 provinces. It focused on the examination, identification, and care of photographic print and negative collections and included hands-on sessions to reinforce key concepts. The workshop was co-organized by APOYOnline and Cuba’s Consejo Nacional de Patrimonio Cultural, whose President Gladys Collazo Usallán opened and closed the conference. APOYOnline also spoke to the group and emphasized the importance of collaboration and networking in the region and across the Americas to support preservation efforts. An especial recognition was given to the existing Cuban professional network initiated by APOYOnline 20 years ago in Havana, for its continued efforts to promote preservation awareness in Cuba.

While the workshop was held at the National Museum of Fine Arts, the trip also included visits to the photo collections of the Office of the Historian of the City of Havana and the Museum of Music, whose dedicated staff work to preserve collections of historic photographs, sheet music, documents, and musical instruments that convey the country’s dynamic history.

APOYOnline looks forward to many more such fruitful professional development events; this inspiring journey highlighted the power of building bridges with our talented colleagues in Cuba and across the hemisphere.

We would like to thank the enthusiastic participants, the skilled and passionate instructors led by Prof. Debbie Hess Norris – Shannon Brogdan-Grantham, Amber Kehoe, Barbara Lemmen, and Ronel Namde – the generous support of the University of Delaware Office of the Provost and College of Arts and Sciences, and the Conservation Department, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Consejo Nacional de Patrimonio Cultural in Cuba, and our many kind supporters who contributed for the success of this initiative.

Past Workshops:

July 2015

Workshop in Colombia:

By APOYOnline initiative and in partnership with the Fulbright Foundation, the Arizona State Museum, the External University of Colombia, and Strengthening Program Museums of the Ministry of Culture, Dr. Nancy Odegaard is making a visit this month to Colombia. Dr. Ødegaard is an international specialist on the subject of conservation of archaeological collections, the author of several books on the subject, professor at Arizona State University and Director of the State Archaeological Museum in Tucson, AZ, USA. During her visit Dr. Odegaard will lead classes, workshops and demonstrations about preventive conservation and collections management in museums. She will also discuss the ethical aspects of managing archaeological collections. Her visits to three regions of Colombia will be made in partnership with the following universities: in Barranquilla, with the University of the Atlantic, Pereira Technological University of Pereira, Manizales with the University of Manizales, Popayan with the University of Cauca. During her last week in Bogota Dr. Odegaard will give a one week class to students from the Archaeological Externship Program. She will visit several important archaeological collections, including the Archaeological Museum, Casa del Marques de San Jorge, and the Gold Museum. Finally, Dr. Odegaard will deliver an open lecture to museum professionals of Bogotá on the following theme: “The care of cultural heritage: some ethical, ethnic and legal.” The coordination of this visit and translation of the material was made by APOYOnline, Amparo Rueda.

May 2015

Workshop in Miami: Professional Development in the Americas:

Links to the Panelists’ videos:

All six videos can be seen in this
playlist
.

Panelist #1
“APOYONLINE – 25 years of Networking in the Americas” – by Beatriz Haspo & Amparo Rueda. APOYOnline – Association for Heritage Preservation of the Americas.

Panelist #2
“Networking Latin America” by Katriina Similä, ICCROM, Rome, Italy.

Panelist #3
“The Preservation of Photographs Here, There, and Everywhere: Effective Collaboration, Advocacy & Fundraising” by Debbie Hess Norris. University of Delaware, USA.

Panelist #4
“Professional networking as a permanent process and the essence of leadership” by Magdalena Krebs, University of Los Andes. Santiago, Chile.

Panelist #5
“Professional networking experiences in the Dominican Republic, the Caribbean, and beyond: where do we go from here” by Hilda Abreu, Hilab, Dominican Republic.

Panelist #6
“Overview of Cultural Heritage Conservation in Brazil” by Marcia Rizzo. MRizzo Restoration, At PUC-SP, Brazil.

PROGRAM

8:00 – 8:20 – APOYOnline – 25 years of Networking in the Americas

Beatriz Haspo & Amparo Rueda
APOYOnline – Association for Heritage Preservation of the Americas

8:20 – 8:40 – Networking Latin America

Katriina Similä,
Project Manager, Collections Unit, ICCROM, Rome, Italy

8:40 – 9:00 – The Preservation of Photographs Here, There, and Everywhere:

Effective Collaboration, Advocacy & Fundraising
Debbie Hess Norris
Chairperson, Art Conservation Program, University of Delaware, USA

9:00 – 9:20 – Professional networking as a permanent process and the essence of leadership

Magdalena Krebs
Director of the master’s Program on Cultural Heritage Management, University of Los Andes. Former Director, DIBAM and CNCR, Santiago, Chile

9:20 – 9:40 – Professional networking experiences in the Dominican Republic, the Caribbean, and beyond: where do we go from here

Hilda Abreu
Executive Director, Hilab, Dominican Republic

9:40 – 10:00 – Overview of Cultural Heritage Conservation in Brazil

Marcia Rizzo

Director MRizzo Restoration; Former Coordinator, Restoration Course

At PUC-SP,Brazil

10:00 – 10:30 – Coffee Break

10:30 – noon – Working Groups

Panelists chair each of the discussion groups

12:00 – 12:50 – Working Groups Recommendations

12:50 to 1:00 – Closing remarks

Beatriz Haspo & Panelists
APOYOnline – Association for Heritage Preservation of the Americas

Panelists Contact information:

Beatriz Haspo
Collections Officer, Library of Congress
APOYOnline – Association for Heritage Preservation of the Americas
bhas@loc.gov
bhaspo@haspo.biz
beatriz.haspo@apoyonline.org

Amparo Rueda
APOYOnline – Association for Heritage Preservation of the Americas
amparoadelante@mac.com
amparo.rueda@apoyonline.org

Katriina Similä,
Project Manager, Collections Unit, ICCROM, Rome
ks@iccrom.org

Debra Hess Norris,
Chairperson, Art Conservation Program, University of Delaware
dhnorris@udel.edu

Magdalena Krebs
Director of the master’s Program on Cultural Heritage Management, University of Los Andes. Former Director, DIBAM and CNCR, Santiago, Chile
magdalenakrebs@gmail.com

Hilda Abreu de Utermohlen
Chair, ICOM-Dominican Republic National Committee (ICOM-DO)
Executive Director, Hilab, Dominican Republic
habreu.hilab@gmail.com

Marcia de Mathias Rizzo
Director MRizzo Restoration
Director MRizzo Restoration; Conservation Scientist, Former Coordinator of the Restoration Course at PUC-SP, Brazil
mrizzo@mrizzo.com.br

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