Countdown to Preservation Week 2012

Preservation Week is just one month away!  We’re planning some fun and informative preservation-related events here at Iowa State University Library.

Educational Webinars

We’ll be offering a viewing of two webinars (details TBA, so keep an eye on our Events page):

  • April 24: Taking Care of Family Textiles
  • April 26: Preserving Digital Photographs

Preservation Clinic: “Ask the Experts”

We’ll be holding a Preservation Clinic throughout the week.  Members of the campus and local Ames community are encouraged to bring in treasured family books, photographs, documents, textiles, or artifacts to receive a free preservation consultation with ISU Library Preservation Department staff.  Resident experts from the Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management (AESHM) will join us to offer advice on preserving textiles.  Conservator in private practice Sarah Raithel will also be on hand to examine works of art on paper.  We’ll also provide literature about our department’s mission, and general advice for finding a reputable appraiser or conservator for private contract work.

The Preservation Clinic, which will be open to the public, will be held in the lobby of Parks Library (outside the Fireplace Reading Room) on Tuesday, April 24, 2pm-4pm; Wednesday, April 25, 11am-1pm; Thursday, April 26, 2pm-3pm and Friday, April 27, 8am-10am.

How will you be celebrating Preservation Week?  We’d love to hear about your events in the Comments section.

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