Learn about archiving and book repair

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The Afrikaanse Taalmuseum en -monument will once again present their series of popular courses and workshops in Paarl. The series focuses on the development of basic professional skills. Records Management and Archiving Workshops are offered in July and Book Repair Courses in September.

• The Introductory Records Management Workshop (29 to 30 August 2016) and the Introductory Archiving Workshop (31 August to 2 September 2016) are suitable for librarians, museum and heritage workers, records staff and archive assistants. The workshops are presented by Pétria de Vaal-Senekal, a qualified archivist with many years of experience in the fields of records management and archives. The workshops includes practical sessions. The Records Management Workshop focuses on legal compliancy, filing, functional registry, electronic documents, and policy and procedure. The Archiving Workshop focuses on acquisition and collection; appraisal; sorting and arrangement; indexing; preservation; disaster recovery; and tips on making the archives available.

• The Introductory Book Repair Course (19 to 21 September 2016) and the Advanced Book Repair Course (22 to 24 September 2016) are presented by book repair specialist Peter Packery. No previous knowledge is required for the introductory course. The advanced course is suitable for participants that already acquire the basics of book and paper conservation.

For more information, contact Amira Clayton at tel. 021 863 0543/4809 or e-mail kommunikasie@taalmuseum.co.za.