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Fundamentals of Caring for Paper Collections Part I: Handling, Assessing Storage Needs, & Basic Care

  • March 30, 2011

This workshop will give an introduction to best practices in caring for all paper-based collections.  Topics covered will include: handling guidelines, assessing storage materials and special needs items, prioritizing for treatment, and understanding preservation and conservation terminology. This program is appropriate for those looking to develop new skills, as well as for individuals wanting to increase their knowledge about best practices in the care of paper-based collections.   

Speakers: Jessica Silverman, Paper Conservator and Preservation Consultant, CCAHA and Jessica Keister, Mellon Fellow, CCAHA

Location: The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Time: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM (registration begins at 9:15 AM)

Fee: $50

This program is limited to 24 participants.

Please note that this program is currently sold out, but we will offer it again at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia on May 25, 2011.  For more information and to register for the May 25 program, please click here.

The Philadelphia Stewardship Program Collections Care Training programs are partially subsidized through generous funding from the William Penn Foundation, The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, the Independence Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Sovereign Bank.