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July 2015

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Out of The Ordinary: Preserving Paper-Based Ephemera (Portland, OR)

Presented by: CCAHA

This symposium will examine the myriad of challenges faced in preserving a wide variety of non-standard paper items produced in the 19th and 20th centuries, including paper dolls, greeting cards, posters, maps, blueprints, baseball cards, miniature books, scrapbooks, and oversize objects. The size, the use of mixed media, and the often transient nature of these objects add to the complexity of their preservation needs. The symposium will address the need to retain basic preservation guidelines while creatively developing effective storage, handling, and exhibition strategies and solutions for a variety of items.

This program is intended for curators, librarians, archivist, collection managers, and others involved in the care of collections that include paper-based objects large and small.

Location: Portland Art Museum


Barbara Fahs Charles, Principal, Staples & Charles

Joan Irving, Paper Conservator and Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Delaware

Crystal Maitland, Paper Conservator, Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University

Dates: July 8, 2015


8:30am – 9:00am Registration & Refreshments

9:00am – 5:00pm Program


$95 CCAHA and Ephemera Society members

$110 Non-members

For more information and to register, click here!

Funding for this program was provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, with additional funding from The Pew Charitable Trusts.

Morning Break sponsored by the Ephemera Society of America.