The Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) developed the Architectural Records Symposium: Managing and Preserving Design Records
to improve practices for preserving and providing access to architectural records in museums, archives, libraries, and historic sites throughout the country. The Symposium took place at the Chicago History Museum on July 16 and 17, 2007. The sessions were tailored to meet the training needs of staff in small and large institutions on both theoretical and practical levels. Participants learned about the significance of architectural records; the array of materials and methods used to create them, from the earliest processes to those in use today; collecting policies; appraisal; intellectual control; preventive and remedial preservation measures; innovations in conservation treatment; methods of access; reformatting; and management of electronic files.
This project was made possible through Grant MT-2210-06-NC-01 from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT).