Annual Meeting

SERCA’s annual meeting typically lasts 2-3 days and consists of presentation, workshop and community outreach activities. This year the meeting will be held March 4-6, 2022 in Jackson, MS at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

The topic of the meeting will be dealing with and treating hazardous objects and using personal protection with a keynote address by an Industrial Hygienist. We are seeking proposals from conservators in each specialty that share treatments or other experiences in which they have dealt with or treated hazardous objects within their collections or for private clients. These proposals can also include how you utilized PPE or created safe spaces and testing to protect yourself and your clients. Full presentations can be either 15 or 30 mins in length with 5 minutes for questions. They will be presented during the morning session on Saturday, March 5th.

We are also seeking proposals for general conservation tips and tricks that you may have. These are suggested to be 3-5 minutes in length. The tips session will be presented in the morning closing session on Sunday, March 6th. Please click the banner below to submit a proposal for consideration. The deadline for proposals is Dec 6th, 2021.

More information about the meeting will be posted in late December!

About the Location

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History was founded in 1902 to collect, preserve, and provide access to the archival resources of the state. Our commitment to preservation continues today through the work of the department’s five divisions. For more information about the Archive and Museum, please visit their website

Not sure if you can make it? SERCA has Funding Opportunities!

Leonora Weaver Scholarship:

Leonora Weaver (1957-2014) was an Atlanta-based conservator in private practice; a long-term member of SERCA; and a mentor to many students and emerging conservators across the southeast and beyond. In honor of Leonora’s commitment to education, SERCA is dedicated to the maintenance of the Leonora Weaver Scholarship, which will cover registration fees and provide a small stipend for travel to SERCA’s annual educational programs. To apply for a Leonora Weaver Scholarship, please send a resume and brief (one page) statement of how the topic of this year’s program would benefit your long-term educational and career goals. Please send this via e-mail to SERCA Education Chair, Julie Newton Application deadline for 2022 award cycle is extended to January 31, 2022.

To help maintain the Leonora Weaver Scholarship fund, please donate using the PayPal button on the Funding Opportunities page or send a check payable to SERCA for the desired amount to:  Brittany Dolph Dinneen, SERCA Treasurer- Michael C. Carlos Museum; Emory University; 571 S Kilgo Circle Atlanta, GA 30322. Please note that these donations are not tax deductible.