Esterhazy Community Museum Hosts SCAA Workshop
The Esterhazy Community Museum was host to an Introduction to Basic Archives workshop on Wednesday, April 29. Cameron Hart from the Saskatchewan Council for Archives and Archivists conducted the workshop, and members from Esterhazy Community Museum, Kaposvar Historic Society, Wolseley Museum, Whitewood Museum and city of Yorkton employees were in attendance.
Intro to Basic Archives workshop participants
In the words of Dianne Kirby of the Esterhazy Community Museum:
It was a day well spent with all of us attaining plenty of archives knowledge in a short period of time. We all walked away with a better understanding as to the value of archives, collecting and storing and proper preservation of archives.
Workshop participants learned the basics of preservation, accessioning, arranging, storing, handling, cataloguing and displaying all sorts of archival materials: letters, photos, graphs, maps, ledgers, notes, documents, oral histories, videos, and audio tapes. The day was packed with useful information, and the participants came away with the knowledge and skills to succeed in their archival work.