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Subject: Workshop on preserving brittle paper

Workshop on preserving brittle paper

From: Jill Rawnsley <ccaha>
Date: Friday, August 25, 2000
To Outwit Time: Preserving Brittle Paper
Friday, October 27, 2000
Huntington Museum of Art
2033 McCoy Road
Huntington, WV  25701

Wednesday, November 8, 2000
Union League of Philadelphia
140 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA  19102-3083

9am - Registration and refreshments
9:30am-3:30pm - Workshop

The Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA)
announces a one day workshop.  The program is partially funded by
the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Independence
Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts.

Topic: An informed understanding of the options to preserve brittle
materials is critical to the success of a preservation program.  All
of our cultural and historic collections contain materials with
brittle paper, as well as records and books that are on acidic paper
that will eventually become brittle.

This one day workshop provides an introduction to the issues
institutions face when considering options for preservation of their
brittle paper.  The workshop will explore the problems of acidic and
brittle paper and will discuss options for preserving the physical
and intellectual content of collections.  Several methods will be
described, including mass deacidification, preservation
photocopying, preservation microfilming and digital imaging.  The
advantages and disadvantages of each preservation application will
be discussed.

This workshop is intended for librarians, archivists, curators,
collection managers, stewards of historic house museums and
collection care professionals.

Speaker: Steve Dalton, Director of Field Services, Northeast
Document Conservation Center (NEDCC).  Mr. Dalton conducts
preservation planning surveys; provides technical consultation on
preservation issues for libraries, archives, museums and historical
societies; conducts workshops and seminars on preservation topics;
and manages the production and distribution of NEDCC's publications.

Co-sponsors: Huntington, WV: Huntington Museum of Art, PALINET, and
West Virginia Library Association.

Philadelphia, PA: Union League; Delaware Valley Archivists Group
(DVAG); Association of College and Research Libraries/Delaware
Valley Chapter (ACRL/DVC); Drexel University, College of Information
Science and Technology Continuing Professional Education (IST);
PALINET; Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections
Libraries (PACSCL); and Tri-State College Library Cooperative

The Registration Fee is $50.00 for members of CCAHA and Co-Sponsors
(see above), and $60.00 for non-members.  Lunch is not included.

Registration Deadlines:
    Huntington, WV: Friday, October 13, 2000
    Philadelphia: Wednesday, October 25, 2000

For further information and a registration form: Complete program
information and printable registration form are available at
<URL:> or contact:

    Preservation Services Office
    Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA)
    264 South 23rd Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103  USA
    Fax: 215.735.9313
    ccaha [at] ccaha__org

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Received on Friday, 25 August, 2000

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