Resources

            

Publications  

                     

The ARA's Best Practice Guidelines are written by its members to provide advice and guidance to those responsible for managing or delivering archive services.

  • Preservation and Conservation Best Practice Guidelines

pdf Documentation for Preservation and Conservation 450.64 Kb

pdf Packaging Procedures 229.66 Kb  

     
          

Applying for Grants

This handout contains useful information in obtaining external funding and grant applications. 

pdf External Funding - Applying for Grants

          
  

Useful Funding Links

The National Archives  http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/archives-sector/finding-funding.htm

pdf Applying for grants - National Manuscripts Conservation Trust

Heritage Lottery Funding www.hlf.org.uk/Pages/Home.aspx

Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust  http://www.qest.org.uk/

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust www.wcmt.org.uk

The National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies

www.nadfas.org.uk/what-we-do/grants-legacies-bequests/other­ organisations

CyMAL www.wales.gov.uk/funding/fundgrantareas/;jsessionid=33A7604AEE360A763B909887825BCD1D?lang=en

The fund for the Preservation of Industrial and Scientific Material 

http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/apply-for-funding/prism/

Clothworkers Foundation 

http://foundation.clothworkers.co.uk/Open-grant-programmes/Main-and-Small-Grant-Programmes.aspx

National Manuscripts Conservation Trust www.nmct.co.uk/applying.html 

Arts Council www.artscouncil.org.uk

Association of Charitable Foundations www.acf.org.uk

CORDIS: Community Research and Development Information  www.cordis.europa.eu/home en. html

Directory of Social Change http://www.dsc.org.uk/Home

New Opportunities Fund http://www.nof.org.uk/

Scottish Arts Council (Now Creative Scotland) Creative Scotland

UK Fundraising www.fundraising.co.uk/

Preservation Advisory Service www.bl.uk/blpac/faqconfun.html 

        

  • Select page 2 (below) for a selection of conservation information downloads.

                     

In this section we have conservation information from various presentations and workshops attended by our members that you may find useful.  

             

Calderdale Journal 1864-1919 presented by Richard Aitken. 

pdf Calderdale Journal 1864 article - Richard Aitken

          

Limp Parchment Structure presented by Flavio Marzo.

pdf Limp Parchment article 1 - Flavio Marzo

            

Surveys

The dilemma facing many conservators in archive repositories is how to create clear targets and objectives for the collections in their care.  Read on......

doc Surveys.doc - The Preservation Advisory Centre's Preservation Assessment Survey

                             

The Evolution of Large Document Repair presented by Rachel Marsh.

pdf The Evolution of Large Document Repair

          

The RHS Reeves Collection of Chinese Botanical Drawings presented by Kate Bailey.

pdf The RHS Reeves Collection of Chinese Botanical Drawings

           

The Visible-Spine Phase Box presented by Alessandro Scola.

pdf Visible-Spine Phase-Box

            

Trouble at Mill - West Yorksire Archive Service.

pdf Trouble at Mill

               

Treatment of Vinegar Syndrome presented by Iwan Bryn James.

pdf Conservation of Cellulose Diacetate Negatives (Vinegar Syndrome) at the National Library of Wales

           

Workshop on European Bookbinding written by Mark Allen.

pdf Workshop on European Bookbinding