Preservation of Scrapbooks Workshop Announced

This workshop has been canceled. For more workshop announcements, please visit our workshop page.

Scrapbooks provide a unique historic perspective on individuals, families, organizations and institutions and hence are actively collected by archives, libraries, museums and historic societies. Photographs, newspaper clippings, ephemera and three-dimensional memorabilia are all found in albums and can pose complicated accessioning, inventory, and preservation issues.

This workshop will cover:

  • A short history of scrapbooks
  • Guidelines for providing intellectual and physical access to these materials
  • Care and handling of albums and scrapbooks
  • Guidelines and best practices for exhibition and storage

This workshop is designed for individuals who are interested in the preservation and care of scrapbooks. Whether you oversee the care and handling of scrapbooks or work directly with them at your institution, this workshop will address access, conservation, reformatting, and description as it relates to these unique books.

The workshop is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 24, 2016, at The Frontier in RTP. Refreshments and a box lunch is included with your registration.

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

 

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