The second article looks at the ongoing collaboration between UD's Department of Art Conservation and APOYOnline—an organization dedicated to strengthening networks among cultural heritage professionals in Latin America, the Caribbean, and other Spanish- and Portugese-speaking countries—and APOYOnline's recent 30th anniversary conference and workshop on heritage preservation. From the IIC article by Dr. Claudia S.Rodrigues de Carvalho, a member of the organizing committee and the coordinator of the Casa de Rui Bar bosa Preventive Conservation Plan:
The conference key-note speaker was [ARTC Chair and] Professor Debra Hess Norris from the University of Delaware. The conference's themes were cooperation networks, preventive con servation, risk management, professional training and education in preservation, and digitalization and digital preservation, all of which were discussed in four panels over two days. Panel 1 was on networking and communication... panel 2 was on digitization and digital preservation, panel 3 was on professional development and preservation education, and Panel 4 was on preventive conservation and risk management.... After visits to the National Library, the Public Archives of the State of Rio de Janeiro, and the Historic Architecture Center of Manguinhos, the conference's closing ceremony was held at Casa de Oswaldo Cruz, where Debra Hess Norris and Nora Kennedy delivered a lecture on the preservation of photographic materials.
During the last two days of the celebration, the photograph conservation workshop took place at Casa de Oswaldo Cruz, with 60 participants and a team of specialists and instructors including Debra Hess Norris, Nora Kennedy, Ronel Namde (J. Paul Getty Museum), Sarah Freeman (J. Paul Getty Museum), and Amber Kehoe (The Harry Ransom Center). As part of the program, the lnstituto Moreira Salles hosted the participants for a visit to see its photographic collection. The conference gathered professionals and students from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Spain, the United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Canada, Portugal, and Spain.... Besides presenting the important work of cultural heritage professionals throughout the Americas, the Caribbean, and Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries around the world, the event also gave us a sense of accomplishment in im proving the careers of the future generation of professionals in preservation cultural heritage; approximately 30% of registered participants were students from various training programs in preservation/conservation from Brazil, Latin America, and Portugal.
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