Webinar: Caring for Paper Collections

This webinar will give an introduction to best practices in caring for any paper-based collection. 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.

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Date: December 12, 2017

Time: 3pm Eastern/2pm Central/1pm Mountain/12pm Pacific/10am Hawaii/4pm Atlantic

Cost: $40 members/$65 nonmembers

Closed captioning available upon advanced notice. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

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About the Instructor:

As Preservation Specialist, Samantha Forsko works with institutions and their collections. She conducts on-site preservation needs and risk assessments and assists with preservation planning. She also develops and presents educational programs and provides technical information to libraries, archives, museums, historic sites, and other cultural institutions.    

Before joining the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, Samantha worked at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as a collections manager. She has also worked as a conservation technician for the Regional Arts and Culture Council and Cascadia Art Conservation Center, both in Portland, Oregon. Samantha received her MA in Arts Management with a focus on Archival and Museum Studies from Claremont Graduate University, in Claremont, California.

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Webinar: Caring for Photograph Collections

Photographic media are sensitive materials that require special housing to ensure their longevity. This webinar will examine suitable housing supplies, including paper, plastics, interleaving papers, boxes, and more. Environmental parameters for storage, proper labeling techniques, and safe handling of photographs will also be discussed.

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Date: December 5, 2017

Time: 3pm Eastern/2pm Central/1pm Mountain/12pm Pacific/10am Hawaii/4pm Atlantic

Cost: $40 members/$65 nonmembers

Closed captioning available upon advanced notice. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

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About the Instructor:

Rachel Wetzel received a Bachelors of Arts in Art History & Sculpture from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Masters of Arts degree with a certificate in Art Conservation in 2005 from the State University of New York, Buffalo State College. She holds a certificate for the completion of the Advance Residency Program in Photograph Conservation at the George Eastman House.

Prior to joining the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, she completed internships at the George Eastman House and the Image Permanence Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology, both in Rochester NY, Heugh-Edmonson Conservation, LLC, at the private conservation studio of Paul Messier and at the Library of Congress. 

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