Workshop: Collections Care

  • 27 Jun 2016
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • L.C. Bates Museum, Hinckley, Fairfield, ME


  • Free registration to all members and non-members thanks to support from the National Endowment for the Humanities!

Registration is closed

Collections Care

Learn how to treat and handle organic objects. Conservator Ron Harvey will demonstrate and teach professional methods of caring for varied organic materials from clothing, to tools to mounted animals and more. Visit the museum to see preserved objects including a Blue Marlin caught by Ernest Hemingway and a model birch bark canoe. 

The workshop is made possible in part by support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. 

Presented by conservator Ron Harvey of Tuckerbrook Conservation. 

Registration will be open online through Wednesday, June 22.  To register after this date, contact Sheri Leahan at 207-779-4445.

MAM’s 2016 Professional Development Series is funded in part by the Maine Humanities Council as part of the Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Initiative, a joint venture of the Pulitzer Prizes Board and the Federation of State Humanities Councils in celebration of the 2016 Centennial of the Prizes. The initiative seeks to illuminate the impact of the humanities on American life today, to imagine their future, and to inspire new generations to consider the values represented by the body of Pulitzer Prize winning work. For their generous support for the Campfires Initiative, we thank the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Pulitzer Prizes Board, and Columbia University.

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