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Workshops on preservation

From: Susan M. Melnick <smm>
Date: Friday, March 29, 1996
Three Preservation Workshops.

For more information call/email Susan Melnick at
(800)242-3790/825-0600/smm [at] prlc__org. To register call/email PALINET
Registrar at (800)233-3401/palinet [at] hslc__org.

Visit Preservation Technologies, Inc.:
A Look at the Bookkeeper Mass Deacidification Process
7 May 96
10-12 noon
Preservation Technologies, Inc., (PTI) plant in Cranberry Township,
PA, 30 miles north of Pittsburgh.  Directions are available.  Car
pools can be arranged from PALINET Pittsburgh office in Forest
Hills.
No charge

The PTI staff will provide a workshop:

    *   the history of mass deacidification
    *   what mass deacidification is intended to do
    *   what materials are suitable to mass deacidify

A plant tour will follow.  PTI staff will be available to answer
your questions.

Introduction to Paper Conservation: A Hands-On Session

May 21
9:30 am-4 pm
2033 Murray Avenue (corner of Murray Avenue and Hobart Street)
Equity Realty Building
2nd floor, rear
entrance on Hobart Street (see sign on door "W.Bennett")
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 (Squirrel Hill)
Directions:  Available from PALINET Pittsburgh Office.  Call Susan
Melnick at 412-825-0600, 800-242-3790 smm [at] prlc__org.
Fee: $92 (PALINET members); $137 (members of other networks); $162
(nonmembers) Fees include $12 for supplies.
Class Size: limited to 8

This workshop will cover the following topics: pastemaking, surface
cleaning, flattening, mending/hinging, mylar encapsulation, and
media concerns.  Also to be discussed will be how to diagnose
problems and when to stop. Handouts will be available as will
samples of selected materials.

Participants should bring expendable paper-based documents or fine
art.  Participants should wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Tools
and supplies will be provided. However, if possible, participants
should bring an apron.

Instructor: Wendy Bennett, Paper Conservator.

Clamshell Box Workshop
June 20-21
9 am-4 pm
Conservation Lab, Hillman Library, University of Pittsburgh
Class size: limited to 6
Fee: $137 (PALINET members); $177 (members of other networks); $227
(nonmembers) Fees include $12 for supplies.

In this 2-day workshop, participants will learn how to construct a
double-tray clam shell box, based on the Library of Congress design.
This enclosure provides a cost effective and archivally sound method
of protecting and housing rare books.

Participants should wear comfortable clothes and rubber-soled shoes.
Tools and supplies will be provided. However, if possible,
participants should bring a straight edge and an apron.

Instructors:

    Melissa McAfee, Preservation Librarian, University Library
    System, University of Pittsburgh

    Jean Ann Croft, Preservation Specialist, University Library
    System, University of Pittsburgh

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                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:68
                  Distributed: Tuesday, April 2, 1996
                        Message Id: cdl-9-68-009
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Received on Friday, 29 March, 1996

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