New Workshop Announced: Boxmaking

Custom-fit box created in the workshop.

Knowing the basics of creating custom housing for artifacts can save your institution both time and money. Archival board can be cut and shaped to a specific size and then combined with other preservation-appropriate materials, including cotton fabric and Ethafoam, to craft supportive storage mounts.

You will learn how to:

  • measure properly
  • design protective housing
  • score with a bone folder
  • cut with snap-blade knives
  • find inexpensive tool substitutes
  • use proper adhesives

We invite participants to bring a challenging object (smaller than a bread box) from their own institution or personal collection to the workshop, where they can build a box for it to keep.

Date and Location

Friday, July 28, 2017
Earl Scruggs Center, Shelby, NC
103 S Lafayette St, Shelby, NC 28150
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. greeting and refreshments
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. workshop

For more information including how to register, please see our Workshops page.

It’s National Scrapbook Day!

The first Saturday in May is National Scrapbook Day. To celebrate, we wanted to post a couple images from our recent Preservation of Scrapbooks Workshop. We had 10 people in the class at High Point Museum. It was a wonderful day of discussion, learning, and discovering new and (not-so) amazing things like glue-dots. More images can be found on Flickr.

scrapbook workshop

Evaluating collection materials. Image courtesy of Crystal Williams.

scrapbook workshop

Discovering a fresh glue-dot. Image courtesy of Crystal Williams.