Phase Box and Encapsulation Workshops

Two sessions are available in two different locations: Carbonear and Grand Falls-Windsor, NL.

Session #1: Friday, 9 am – 3 pm, March 15, 2024
Location: The Old Post Office Museum, 182 Water St, Carbonear, NL

Session #2: Monday, 9 am – 3 pm, March 25, 2024
Location: Grand Falls-Windsor Heritage Society, 7 Scott Avenue, Grand Falls, NL

Who should attend?:
Staff or volunteers of museums, libraries, archives; collectors of books or ephemera; anyone who wants to know how to safely store books and paper objects — anything from your old family Bible to maps and souvenir concert tickets.

Instructor: John Griffin, recently retired from NL Public Libraries and long service on MANL’s board, has kindly agreed to lead this workshop.

Morning Session:
Phase Box:
A phase box is a simple, low-cost enclosure made from archival quality materials. Phase boxes are used by museums, libraries or archives to protect rare, fragile or valuable items like lovely old books from damage and deterioration during storage.

Afternoon Session:

Learn to use the right supplies and techniques of encapsulation! Encapsulation is a preservation method used by museums, archives, and libraries for protecting and storing frequently handled paper items like newspaper clippings, posters, paper money, architectural drawings, legal documents, some photos, letters or maps. Encapsulation allows the item to be easily handled and viewed. It protects the item from potential damage during display, study, or storage and is 100% reversible.

Thank you to the Carbonear Heritage Society and the Grand Falls-Windsor Heritage Society for providing workshop space!

$65 for non-members.
$50 for MANL members, individual or institutional (If the museum or organization that you work or volunteer for is a MANL member, you are eligible for the reduced cost).

Registration is required. Register on MANL’s Eventbrite page.

Send any training-related questions to MANL’s Professional Development Coordinator:

Thank you to the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation for supporting the efforts of the Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador.