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Subject: Workshop on ephemera and oversize materials

Workshop on ephemera and oversize materials

From: Lauren Kohut <lkohut<-a>
Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Out of the Ordinary: Preserving Ephemera and Oversize Materials
American Philosophical Society
Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
Thursday, December 8, 2005

8:30-9am Registration and Refreshments
9am-4:30pm Program

Presented by the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts
(CCAHA)and Cosponsored by the American Philosophical Society (APS)

This workshop 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, and
scrapbooks. The size, the use of mixed media, and the
often-transient nature of these objects, add to the complexity of
their preservation needs. This educational program will address the
need to retain basic preservation guidelines while creatively
developing effective storage and handling solutions for a variety of

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


    E. Richard McKinstry
    Andrew W. Mellon Senior Librarian, H.F. du Pont Winterthur
    Museum, Wilmington, DE, and past president of the Ephemera
    Society of America.

    Judith Guston
    Curator and Director of Collections, Rosenbach Museum and
    Library, Philadelphia, PA

    Joan Irving
    Senior Conservator and Head of the Paper Section, Conservation
    Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, Philadelphia, PA

    Anne Downey
    Head of Conservation, American Philosophical Society's Library,
    Philadelphia, PA

    Debra Hess Norris
    Chairperson and Professor of Photograph Conservation, Art
    Conservation Department, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Workshop brochure and registration form are available at

Funders: The National Endowment for the Humanities, The Pew
Charitable Trusts, and the Claniel Foundation have provided partial
support for this program.

For information about CCAHA, its programs and services, please visit
<URL:> or contact

    CCAHA Preservation Services Office
    ccaha<-a t->ccaha< . >org

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