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Caring for Historic Collections: FREE Workshop with NEDCC

A FREE one-day workshop will be presented in partnership with the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC)!
See agenda below.

Date:  Tuesday, September 12   9:30am – 4:00pm
Location:  Cambria County Library, Johnstown, PA
Speakers: Frances Harrell, Senior Preservation Specialist, NEDCC and
Danielle Spalenka, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC

This is a hands-on workshop and seating is limited.  Register soon:  Registration will be accepted on a first response basis and not later than September 6.   Register at:
(a separate registration is required for Caring for Photographic Collections on Sept 13)


Welcome and Introductions
Review of Scope and Objectives

Introduction to Common Materials
Paper/Books, Photo/AV

Agents of Deterioration
Defining the weaknesses inherent in materials, discussing the
outside drivers of damage in collections

The Storage Environment
Providing a supportive environment for collections items,
monitoring the environment over time, using appliances well

12:30-  Lunch on your own

Shelving and Enclosures
Choosing the right furniture, using enclosures well

Safe Handling & User Instruction
Keeping preservation in mind in the reading room, and while  working with collections, practicing safe exhibition and display

Wrap-up and final questions

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