Tuesday, March 5, 2013

228. Paper Conservation Workshop, State Archives, March 21



Volunteers and professionals committed to preserving Indiana's documentary heritage are invited to a paper conservation workshop at the Indiana State Archives on March 21, 2013. The Indiana State Historic Records Advisory Board (SHRAB), in conjunction with the Indiana Commission on Public Records (ICPR), are hosting this free, all-day event, which will provide valuable information for those who work with and care for historical records. The SHRAB workshop will focus on preservation and hands-on repair of paper records.
            The workshop includes a complementary lunch (courtesy of the SHRAB), and certified public library professionals in attendance can receive five (5)  Library Education Units.
            The workshop is limited to 16 participants so register today at the SHRAB.IN.gov Conference page. Contact Kaelynn Hayes at (317) 591-5222 for registration information.

Workshop Schedule:

10: 00 AM - Welcome/Introductions, Jim Corridan, Indiana State Archivist
10:15 AM-12:15 PM Concurrent Session I: Preservation, Mending, and Hands-on Conservation Workshop: Preservation methods revealed. Students will learn to repair documents that are soiled and/or torn.  Cleaning techniques will also be covered.  Learn why to use specific supplies in preservation work and where to purchase archival supplies.  Elizabeth Hague, Indiana State Archives
 Concurrent Session II: Environmental Considerations for Cultural Heritage Materials: How do environmental conditions including temperature, relative humidity, light, and pollutants affect cultural heritage materials? Learn how to evaluate conditions in your collections storage areas. Find ideas for small and large changes to improve the preservation environment for your collections. Stephanie Gowler, Indiana State Library
12:15 PM-1:15 PM Lunch (courtesy of the SHRAB) and Feature Speaker: Jim Corridan, Indiana State Archivist
 1:30PM - 3:30 PM Concurrent Session III: Preservation, Mending, and Hands-on Conservation Workshop: Preservation methods revealed. Students will learn to repair documents that are soiled and/or torn.  Cleaning techniques will also be covered.  Learn why to use specific supplies in preservation work and where to purchase archival supplies.  Elizabeth Hague, Indiana State Archives
 Concurrent Session IV: Environmental Considerations for Cultural Heritage Materials: How do environmental conditions including temperature, humidity, light, and pollutants affect cultural heritage materials? Learn how to evaluate conditions in your collections storage areas. Find ideas for small and large changes to improve the preservation environment for your collections. Stephanie Gowler, Indiana State Library

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