June 23, 9:00-3:00pm
Collections Care: Caring For & Storing Your Organic Objects
L.C. Bates Museum, Hinckley, ME
Presented in partnership with the L.C. Bates Museum and funded by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.
Conservator Ron Harvey will explore the special needs of organic objects ranging from clothing to leather boxes and natural history collections to fabric arts and wooden materials. The presentation will include demonstrations and a hands-on storage activity. Participants may bring photos of their objects with storage or preservation issues for the conservator to discuss. The workshop will include an opportunity to prepare the interior of a small acid free box for safe object storage for an item in your collection. Morning refreshments will be provided but please bring a your lunch and questions for the conservator.
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Maine Archives and Museums
P.O. Box 784, Portland, Maine 04104