Showing posts with label artifacts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label artifacts. Show all posts

Saturday, January 10, 2015

The Archives Association of Ontario offers online courses

The Archives Association of Ontario (AAO) is an organization that supports archival associations, those working in archives, as well as users and supporters of archives. It is made up of 300 members from across the province. It involves itself in a network of archives and archivists providing programs, education, and advocacy. 
They are offering online courses, some of which may interest you.
The courses are -
Caring for Paper-Based Collections
January 20

Creating Access to Your Collections
January 27

Exhibiting Your Collections
February 10

Caring for Oversize Paper Artifacts
February 17

Caring for Scrapbooks
February 24

Writing Your NEH Preservation Assistance Grant (Free)
February 25
Spring sessions include new webinars on digital topics as well as caring for photographs, and emergency preparedness.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Museum of Civilization Will Acquire the Empress of Ireland Collection

The museum will acquire the artifacts of the passenger ocean liner the Empress of Ireland which sank on May 29, 1914 in the St. Lawrence River just off of Quebec City. It had been broadsided by the Storstad, a Norwegian coal carrier.

It carried 1,477 passengers, and 1,012 died on that day.

The collection will include nearly 500 artifacts recovered from the site.

You can read the entire story at

The passenger and crew list is on this site at