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Preservation Issues for Small Museums and Family Custodians

 Presented by:  Maine Historical Society

Brief Description: Are you working with a local historical organization holding a collection of documents and objects, or taking care of important family papers and heirlooms?  If so, this workshop will help you understand the associated preservation issues and offer practical steps for addressing common concerns.  Presented in partnership with the Maine Historical Society and Maine Archives and Museums, this workshop covers the agents of deterioration that affect collections (including the environment, light, pests, and pollutants), as well as best practices for storage and handling of archives and artifacts. Potentially hazardous collection items will also be addressed. Time is allotted for questions, and participants are encouraged to bring items that are stable enough to travel along for discussion.

Who should attend?

This one-day technical workshop is designed for staff and volunteers at small historical organizations, small museums, and local historical societies as well as individuals who are the custodians of important family papers and heirlooms.


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Registration deadline: October 25, 2013
Maximum class size: 40
Class level: Beginner

Registration is required. To register, call 207-774-1822.

Location:  Maine Historical Society

Speaker: Jessica Bitely, NEDCC Preservation Specialist 

Fee(s): $55 MHS members / $65 non-members