[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2016-10-13

INFO Heritage * OPRD Heritage.Info at oregon.gov
Thu Oct 13 15:12:42 PDT 2016

1.  Oregon Emergency Preparedness Opportunity Oct 20
2.  State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation meets in Sisters on Oct 20-21
3.  Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center Exhibit Opening
4.  Residency & Exhibition Opportunity
5.  Oregon State Archives Open House Oct 15
6.  Oregon State University Celebrates Oregon Archives Month
7.  Board governance workshops offered by NAO
8.  Getty collections related course March-July


On Oct. 20th Oregon individuals and organizations will be participating in the 2016 Great Oregon ShakeOut. Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes- wherever you live, work, or travel. You can join over 440,000 Oregonians by registering here<http://www.shakeout.org/oregon/> for the drill.

This is also a great time for heritage organizations to review or complete their Pocket Response Plan (PReP)<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/disaster_list.aspx> or review, complete or create their more comprehensive Disaster Plan. Information and resources on these plans can be found here<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/disaster_list.aspx>.


Oregon's State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation will consider nominations to the National Register of Historic Places in a one-day meeting on Friday, October 21st at the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire Department Meeting Room, 301 South Elm Street, Sisters, OR, 97759. Tours will begin at 9:00 a.m. The public hearing on nominations will begin at 1:30 p.m. Both are open to the public.

The Committee will review nominations for the Santiam Pass Ski Lodge in the vicinity of Sisters; the Governor Earl W. Snell Aircraft Crash Site in the vicinity of Lakeview; the Alco Apartments in Portland; the Dr. Homer Harris House in Portland; and Glenbrook (the Lewis C. Thompson House) in the vicinity of Carlton. The agenda and electronic copies of all meeting documents are available online at: http://www.oregonheritage.org/OPRD/HCD/NATREG/nrhp_sachphome.shtml.

Nominations recommended by the SACHP go to the National Park Service, which maintains the Register under the authority of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. Members of the Committee hold credentials in many historic preservation-related fields.

The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. Special accommodations for the hearing impaired may be made by calling (503) 986-0655. More information about the National Register and Oregon properties listed in the Register is online at www.oregonheritage.org<http://www.oregonheritage.org> (click on "National Register" at left of page).


Oregon Nikkei Endowment presents Captain Hardy and the Black Ship Scroll. This exhibit opens to the public on October 15 at the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center and will run through January 15, 2017.

The Black Ship Scroll in the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center's permanent collection is one of the few depictions of the 1853 Perry Expedition to Japan. Painted in watercolor by Japanese eyewitnesses, similar versions of the scroll can only be found in the holdings of the British Library and Library of Congress. By displaying this priceless and irreplaceable artifact, Captain Hardy and the Black Ship Scroll reveals how Commodore Perry's diplomatic mission of "black ships" opened this long-secluded country to the outside world.

The exhibit also recounts the adventures of the scroll's owner, the eccentric Captain William H. Hardy, a friend of Portland's Japanese American community who was celebrated as the expedition's last surviving member. Less than two years before his death, Hardy returned to Japan in 1917 on an eight-month goodwill tour accompanied by members of the Japanese American community from Portland. His trip made local and national headlines in The Oregonian and The New York Times. This local sailor soon became an international sensation.

Using a children's storybook approach to storytelling, Captain Hardy and the Black Ship Scroll invites visitors along as Captain Hardy shares his high jinks across the seven sea. This multimedia exhibit provides fun, hands-on activities for children and adults alike as they join him on his journey halfway across the world.

The Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center is located at 121 NW 2nd Avenue, Portland, Oregon. The exhibit will be open from Tue-Sat 11AM-3 PM and Sun 12-3 PM. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students, and free to members of the Oregon Nikkei Endowment. Updates on affiliated exhibit programs can be found on the organization's website at www.oregonnikkei.org<http://www.oregonnikkei.org>. For information, call (503) 224-1458.

This project is funded, in part, by a grant from the Oregon Heritage Commission<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/index.aspx>.


The Oregon Historical Society and Newspace Center for Photography<http://newspacephoto.org/> are partnering to offer a low artist residency and exhibition opportunity in support of one image-based project that critically examines issues pertinent to Oregon, with a focus on collective histories, identity formation, and the politics of place. The project will connect historic imagery with contemporary culture, demonstrating the ways in which collective and personal identities in Oregon have been shaped by photography and other media.

The OHS Research Library<http://ohs.org/research-and-library/> will serve as a primary resource for the project's development, with its five million photographs and vast collection of films, manuscripts, books, and oral histories. The residency will culminate in a seven-week exhibition at Newspace in October & November 2017 as well as a series of public programs around the state.

The selected artist(s) will receive an unrestricted artist fee of $5,000 plus dedicated funds to travel to Portland for three, 1-week visits to conduct research in the OHS archives (if residing outside of Portland) between January & October 2017.


  *   Applicants must reside in Oregon at the time of application and project duration.
  *   Projects must incorporate at least in part materials from the OHS collections.
  *   The project must be primarily image-based (photography, archival materials, photo-books, etc.).
  *   Applicants must commit to an exhibition and programming in Fall 2017.
  *   Project lead must be at least 21 years of age or older.

Learn more and apply at bit.ly/ohsresidency<http://newspacephoto.org/residency-exhibition-call-proposals-exposing-archive/>

Deadline: Monday, November 7, 2016 by 6pm

This program is generously supported by an Oregon Community Foundation Creative Heights Grant<http://www.oregoncf.org/grants-scholarships/grants/ocf-funds/creative-heights>.


Explore Oregon's brewing history at the State Archives annual Open House on Saturday, October 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. As part of a national month long recognition of archives programs, we will feature records from our holdings that showcase Oregon's rich brewing heritage. Visitors can participate in activities that feature colorful trademarks of early Oregon breweries, hops production, the prohibition era, the "Beer Wars" and laws that helped usher in Oregon's booming brew pub industry. See the following link for more information about the upcoming event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1203866116343641/


The Special Collections and Archives Research Center at OSU presents the following events as part of 2016 Oregon Archives Month - all of them are free and open to the public!

Hear the Stories: Oregon African American Railroad Porters Oral History Collection
A presentation by Michael Grice, oral historian, filmmaker, and educator, sharing the stories of Oregon's African American railroad porters<http://scarc.library.oregonstate.edu/oh29/index.html>.
Location: 5th Floor SCARC Reading Room in the Valley Library
Date: Wednesday, Oct 12th
Time: 3-5pm

Recipe Showcase "Taste of the 'Chives"
Celebrate the legacy of Obo Addy at the launch of the new i-Book on the Obo Addy Legacy Project with a showcase of prepared selections from the organization's Hot and Spicy Cookbook<http://tinyurl.com/oalp-cookbook>.
Location: Willamette Rooms, 3rd Floor of the Valley Library
Date: Friday, October 21st
Time: noon-1:30pm

Glitter in the Archives! Using History to Imagine Queer and Trans Futures
An opportunity for community members to participate in an evening of crafting using archival materials and, of course, learn about OSQA (OSU Queer Archives)<http://wpmu.library.oregonstate.edu/oregon-multicultural-archives/tag/osqa/> and OSU + Corvallis area queer history.
Location: 5th Floor SCARC Reading Room in the Valley Library
Date: Wednesday, October 26th
Time: 4-6pm
This event is also a part of the OSU Pride Center's Queer History Month

Contact staff from SCARC for more details at scarc at oregonstate.edu<mailto:scarc at oregonstate.edu>.


Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice
Presented by: Andy Maffia, Assurance Partner of NFP Niche, AKT LLP, CPAs & Business Consultants and Elsa Romero, Tax Partner of NFP Niche, AKT LLP, CPAs & Business Consultants

Do you serve on a board of a nonprofit organization or are you considering it? Do you know what the roles and responsibilities are for board members? If not, or if you have questions about the best practice ideas for board governance, join us for a training designed specifically for board members.

Andy and Elsa will cover 4 key areas of governance:

  1.  Legal Compliance and Disclosure
  2.  Effective Governance
  3.  Strong Financial Oversight
  4.  Responsible Fundraising

This workshops will be offered in 3 locations:

Salem - Oct. 27, 8:30am-11:30am, at AKT LLP, CPAs & Business Consultants 680 Hawthorne Ave.SE #140 Salem, OR 97301
Eugene - Oct. 27, 1:30pm-4:30pm, at Oregon Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America, 2525 MLK Jr, Blvd, Eugene, OR 97401
Lake Oswego - Oct. 28, 8:30am-11:30am, at AKT LLP, CPAs & Business, 5665 Meadows Rd. #200, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Cost: $25 NAO Members, $50 Nonmembers

Register here<https://nonprofitoregon.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=2495&utm_source=AKT+Principles+Workshop+3&utm_campaign=+Principles+for+Good+Governance+%26+Ethical+Practice&utm_medium=email>.


Preserving Collections in the Age of Sustainability
A Course of the Managing Collection Environments Initiative

Three-Phase Course
Phase 1:    Online Activities, Beginning March 2017 (ten weeks)
Phase 2:    Intensive Workshop, June 5-16, 2017, Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia
Phase 3:    Distance Mentoring, Beginning July 2017 (six months)

Managing collection environments while providing long-term access to cultural materials requires a complex set of technical, analytical, and social skills. The preservation of collections has evolved into a discipline that takes into account the complexities and uncertainties present at all stages of environmental management. Recent and ongoing debate about appropriate climates has eroded the certainty of prescriptive approaches to reveal that no single field of study holds the solution and no one solution can be applied universally.
This innovative three-phase course brings together different disciplines, emerging knowledge, and the skills required to communicate and build consensus on the most appropriate approaches for climate control. It will provide up-to-date information that puts theory into practice and connects with participants' working contexts by drawing on their experiences and by fostering continued learning through distance mentoring.

The course aims to disseminate recent research and thinking on technical aspects of environmental management while enhancing participants' critical thinking and analysis of different kinds of information, and enhancing their decision making and influence within institutional frameworks.

The course seeks to provide participants with

*         Updated and refreshed technical knowledge to analyze and communicate collection risks

*         Ability to discuss management of collection climates from the perspectives of architects, conservators, curators, facilities managers, scientists, and institutional administrators by blending the experience and knowledge of experts with participants' own situations

*         Ability to set problems and solutions into institutional frameworks while exploring decision making that balances all issues and stakeholders and builds towards institutional consensus

*         Ability to develop holistic, sustainable solutions based on the needs and capacities of participants' institutions

*         A network of professionals dedicated to sustainable preservation of historic materials

The course will cover a range of topics including, but not limited to: climates and building envelopes, material response to climate, causes and concepts of damage, monitoring and data analysis, risk-based approaches, sustainable options for control and management practices, long-term strategies, program briefing, strategies for communication and leadership.

Learning Strategy
To support informative classroom discussion and embed learning in practice, the course begins online with tasks, readings, and discussion. All participants are required to complete a number of assignments during this first phase. Some assignments require information-gathering and consultation with other institutional colleagues. Participants should anticipate two to three hours of assigned work each week during this ten-week phase.

The second phase is an intensive two-week interdisciplinary workshop at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. The third and final phase of the course is a six-month distance mentoring program individualized to each participant.

Participants are required to actively participate in all three phases of the course.

This course is open to eighteen mid- to senior-level professionals whose responsibilities include conservation management, collection management, or facility management for collections in cultural institutions, such as museums, libraries, and archives. Participants should be based at an institution or directly contribute to an institution's mission through long-term consultancy or support. Participants may act as a focal point for an internal network in their institution or project, especially during the mentoring phase.
Participants should be able to understand and discuss technical and scientific literature dealing with the collection environments.
The working language of the course is English.

The total cost of the course is US$750, includes all three phases of the course: online activities, workshop and six-month mentoring period. The cost does not include travel to Philadelphia, accommodations, or meals.

Application deadline is November 30, 2016. For more information and to apply visit http://www.getty.edu/conservation/our_projects/education/managing/preserving_collections.html.

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Oregon Heritage News is a service of Oregon Heritage, a division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The news editor can be contacted at heritage.info at oregon.gov<mailto:heritage.info at oregon.gov>

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