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Subject: Workshop on exhibit techniques

Workshop on exhibit techniques

From: Ann Swartzell <aswartze>
Date: Friday, May 29, 1992
Ransom Center and Amigos Preservation Service to co-sponsor workshop on
exhibit techniques

The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center of the Univ of Texas at
Austin and the AMIGOS Preservation Service recently announced that they
will co- sponsor a workshop, "Exhibit Techniques for Library and
Archival Materials," on August 28-29, 1992 in Austin, Texas.

The intensive, two day workshop, led by the nationally recognized staff
of the Ransom Center Conservation Lab, will enable participants to use
preservationally-sound techniques to mount exhibits. Instruction will
focus on books, photographs and flat paper materials; painting and
objects will be addressed briefly.

Topics covered will include an introduction titled 'Why Exhibit
Materials?', the care and handling of exhibit materials, the exhibit
environment, physical preparation procedures and installation of the

The session will include demonstration of exhibit techniques, and a
strong hands on component will give participants the opportunity to
experience the steps required to safely mount an exhibition. The session
will culminate in a final exercise of mounting a simulated exhibit using
the techniques and housing constructed over the course of the workshop

The session is designed for an audience of librarians, archivists,
historical society and museum staff with some experience in and
responsibility for mounting exhibits. The course will be especially
helpful for institutions housing collections which are not served by a

Please contact the AMIGOS Preservation Service for more information or
registration forms.  They may be reached at 1-800-843-8482.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 5:59
                   Distributed: Friday, May 29, 1992
                        Message Id: cdl-5-59-008
Received on Friday, 29 May, 1992

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