Two Cool Opportunities

I have some interesting friends.  Here are two opportunities presented by four of them:

Tish Brewer and Shannon Driscoll teach a series of classes in Dallas under the name Paper Nerds. The next one  is this sunday, august 2nd from 1 to 4ish.  Here is their description:

“this workshop will explore fold and envelope book structures. the variations are endless and the opportunity for creativity is boundless. these handmade books are a great way to organize all of your small odds and ends. each envelope page or pocket can hold something different such as ephemera, mementos, photographs, and other keep sakes. learn to make a business card holder with decorative papers. ”

Next up, we have Jan Elftmann and Kelly Lyles, who are taking people to China:

“Get connected to China’s thriving Contemporary Art Scene, September 18-29th. Kelly Lyles will be taking 24 artists (or arts appreciators) to Beijing, Shanghai, Zhouzhuang, and Hangzhou, on a VIP networking trip to meet our Chinese Peers (artists and curators). We’ll visit galleries, Museum, art academies and residencies, and of course all the spectacular historical sights of the world’s largest country,  Forbidden City, Great Wall, etc, w/ VIP treatment entire time, since we’re actually guests of the Chinese Government. No waiting in lines, we’re guests of honour at Banquets. This is through ‘World Trade Exchange’, by invitation of the Chinese government, so it’s a resume builder as well as educational (& of course FUN!). Everyone who’s come with WTE (including Arts commission & Archie Bray Foundation) has said “life-changing”. There’s many testimonials on their website…

partial deposit ASAP, in order to procure Visas in time
or go to the WTE  Phone: (425) 890-3184

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Becoming a Film-Friendly Archivist by Snowden Becker

Yea!  We’re sponsoring a workshop!   Should be pretty interesting.  Hope you can make it!

Friday, August 22, 2008

9am to 4pm

$50 per person (lunch on your own in Golden)

RSVP: Beth Heller, Preservation Librarian, 303.384.0112

library at americanalpineclub dot org

This workshop furnishes the practicing archivist with skills to identify, assess, and preserve history caught on film.

Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Perform basic identification of film materials and evaluate their condition and contents;

  • Set preservation priorities for film materials and get accurate estimates for preservation work;

  • Identify sources of preservation funding and discuss methods for integrating motion picture materials into access, exhibition, and outreach efforts;

  • Begin thinking about film as an essential and approachable part of your collection, as well as the historical and cultural record archivists work to preserve;

  • Regard future acquisitions of film with confidence and a positive attitude.

Who should attend? Anyone who wants introductory experience with and knowledge of film materials.

Snowden Becker is a co-founder of the Center for Home Movies and the international Home Movie Day event. Along with her colleague Katie Trainor, she leads the “Becoming a Film-Friendly Archivist” workshop for the Society of American Archivists. Her doctoral studies at UT’s School of Information are generously supported by fellowships from IMLS and the Donald and Sibyl Harrington Foundation. Ms. Becker will be in Colorado to assess and preserve the 16mm film collection at the American Alpine Club.

This project has been generously supported by AAC Board Member Travis Spitzer and by Robert David of The Cinema Lab, Englewood, CO.