New Workshop: Preservation of Textiles

Lynn Lancaster Gorges

This workshop will focus on the proper storage and display of historic textiles in a small museum or historic site setting. These items commonly include quilts, military uniforms, coverlets, bridal gowns, and needlework.

Participants will be shown how to make simple displays and supports to ensure the stability of their textiles, as well as how to fold and store items. Cleaning of items will be demonstrated using vacuuming methods, and safe wet cleaning methods will be discussed. Participants will learn how to cover a hanger and construct a flat mount in small groups. They will do basic stitching to demonstrate the most commonly used stitches when stabilizing textiles. Participants will take home samples of mounting fabric, batting, mounting board samples, and fabric used for stabilization.

NCPC is delighted to partner with the Page-Walker Arts and History Center to offer this educational opportunity in support of the preservation of our state’s history and collections.

Friday, September 8, 2017
Page-Walker Arts and History Center
119 Ambassador Loop, Cary, NC 27513

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. greeting and refreshments
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. workshop

See our Workshop page for more information and registration instructions.

July 2017 Newsletter is Now Available

The July 2017 newsletter is now available online. This issue serves as the fiscal year 2016-2017 Annual Report. Inside its covers you will find:

President’s Letter: NCPC Executive Director to Retire
2017 Preservation Grant Winners
Overview of the Board of Directors
Overview of improvements the Board has made to the organization this year
Photographs from the recent Preserving Scrapbooks workshop
New Board Members Announce

We hope you enjoy this issue!

New Workshop Announced: Intermediate Book Repair

Craig Fansler

Craig Fansler demonstrates book repair techniques.

Sponsored by the North Carolina Preservation Consortium
Z. Smith Reynolds Library ~ Wake Forest University

This workshop will cover a variety of repairs such a spine replacement, tipping in pages, end sheet replacement, 4-flap enclosures, paper tears and tightening hinges.

This workshop is intended for staff and volunteers in libraries, archives, museums, historic sites, and other heritage institutions that need training in repairing or housing archival materials. Books will be supplied for attendees to work on, but you are encouraged to bring 1 or 2 books which need repair or housing. If time permits, we’ll work on what you bring.

Date, Location, and Cost

Friday, September 29, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Z. Smith Reynolds Library
Preservation Lab, Room 329
1834 Wake Forest Road
Wake Forest, NC

$50 (NCPC Member or staff at an NCPC institutional member)
$75 (non-member*)

Space at Z. Smith Library is limited therefore we must limit this workshop to 9 students. Please register early to reserve your spot. For complete information including how to register, please visit our Workshop page.