Managing Plans and Drawings
BC150 Distance Education Series
The BC150 Distance Education Series honours of the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Crown Colony of British Columbia through training to assist archives and heritage institutions preserve and make accessible our documentary heritage.
The AABC gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through BC150, a Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts initiative and the Heritage Legacy Fund of British Columbia.
Managing Plans and Drawings (Distance Education)
Architectural records are perhaps the least understood medium in the archival world. There are many different types of drawings, from blueprints to renderings, sketches to CADs. What should you accept, what is valuable, how are they best preserved? Using the publication Architectural Records: Managing Design and Construction Records (SAA, 2006), students will be introduced to the management of plans and drawings in seven modules that cover:
- Module 1: History of architecture
- Module 2: Understanding the creation process
- Module 3: Appraisal
- Module 4: Arrangement and Description
- Module 5: Preservation
- Module 6: Providing Access
- Module 7: Digitization
Students will receive, by electronic mail, a self-study guide which includes instructions, supplementary reading where applicable, self-study questions, and projects. Self study questions and projects will be submitted to the instructor for evaluation. Upon completing all the projects within the allotted time students will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course.
Students can expect to work about 4-6 hours per week on the coursework for the duration of the course. The textbook will be mailed directly from the Society of American Archivists.
Instructor: Kelly Stewart, AABC Education and Advisory Service
Cost: AABC member $300 / Non-member $400 (includes textbook and/or study materials)
Limit: 30 participants
Registration begins: TBA
Registration closes: TBA
For more information on this course, please contact:
AABC Education and Advisory Service Coordinator
689 MacIntosh Street
Coquitlam, BC V5J 4Y4
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through BC150, a Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts initiative and the Heritage Legacy Fund of British Columbia