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[ICPR] Register for the Archives March Paper Conservation Workshop!
Start Date: 2/6/2012
End Date: 2/6/2012
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INDIANAPOLIS (February 6, 2012) – Volunteers and professionals committed to preserving Indiana's documentary heritage are invited to a paper conservation workshop, "Paper Con 2012," at the Indiana State Archives on March 8, 2012. 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 workshop will focus on preservation, environmental considerations, exhibiting paper-based materials and mount making, as well as include a hands-on mending and dry cleaning session.

The workshop includes a complementary lunch (courtesy of the SHRAB), and certified public library professionals in attendance can receive Library Education Units. The workshop is limited to 16 participants so register today at the SHRAB.IN.gov Conference page.

Workshop Schedule:

  • 8:30-8:45 AM - Welcome/Introductions, Jim Corridan, Indiana State Archivist
  • 8:45-9:45 AM - Preservation for the Non-professional: Help for the layperson who wants to safeguard personal papers, photographs, scrapbooks and other memorabilia in non-digital formats. Mark Vopelak, Indiana State Library
  • 10:00-11:30 AM Concurrent Session I: Preservation, Mending, Dry Cleaning Hands-on Workshop: Preservation methods revealed. Participants will learn to mend documents that have been soiled or torn. We will also cover proper techniques for drying papers and books that have been accidently soaked. 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
  • 11:30-12:30 PM Lunch (courtesy of the SHRAB) and Feature Speaker:
    Jim Corridan, Indiana State Archivist
  • 12:30-2:00 PM Concurrent Session III: Preservation, Mending, Dry Cleaning Hands-on Workshop: Preservation methods revealed. Participants will learn to mend documents that have been soiled or torn. We will also cover proper techniques for drying papers and books that have been accidently soaked. 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
  • 2:15-3:30 PM Exhibits: Considerations for exhibiting paper-based materials and demonstrations of mount making for exhibiting. Jim Canary Conservator, Lilly Library, Indiana University
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