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The mission of Indiana State Library Preservation Services is to improve and ensure long-term, ongoing access to the cultural and historical collections of the Indiana State Library. The department, staffed by one full-time conservator, as well as volunteers and occasional interns, fulfills this primary goal by providing conservation treatments of collections items and implementing preventive care and administrative policies. The conservator also provides information and training to the statewide library community and, on occasion, the general public through consultations and workshops.
Kick off National Preservation Week by attending the Preservation Week Road Show at the Indiana History Center. Learn about the value of historic objects in your family collections and how to best care for and preserve them from appraisers and collection conservators.
Activities to include "How to Use" sessions highlighting the respective collections of the Indiana Historical Society, Indiana State Archives and Indiana State Library, as well as ticketed timed reservations for free one-on-one consultations for professional appraisers and conservators.
WHEN: April 26, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)
(Note: Appointments available from 10 AM-noon and 2-4 PM)
WHERE: Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center (directions)
If you would like to contribute to the preservation of Hoosier heritage at the Indiana State Library, please consider volunteering your time or making a donation.
Volunteer at ISL Preservation – For those who can volunteer for at least one three-hour shift per week. Contact ISL Preservation for more information.
Make a charitable gift to the Indiana State Library Foundation – For those who might not have time available, but would still like to support ISL preservation efforts. Contact the ISLF and ask how you can make a charitable gift towards the ISL Preservation Department.
Details of the 1996 treatment of the 1816 manuscript of the Indiana State Constitution
ISL Preservation Lab
Indiana State Library
140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204
CO RS 1-10-2014