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April 25-27, 2017 is Preservation Week

Preservation Clinic: Ask the Experts!
A special public event hosted by the Preservation Department of ISU’s Parks Library in honor of National Preservation Week.

Where?
The main lobby of Parks Library

When?
Tuesday, April 25: 9am-11am
Wednesday, April 26: 2pm-4pm
Thursday, April 27: 12noon-2pm

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It will be a little bit like Antiques Road Show, but for preservation advice not for appraisals. People bring their old family stuff and ask about how to best preserve it.

Preservation department staff will be on hand to answer questions. We are also going to have guest experts – Pete Sixbey of the State Historical Society of Iowa (on Tuesday) and Suzanne LeSar of the Textiles and Clothing Museum (on Tuesday and Thursday)

We hope to see you there with your stuff!

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April 19-20, 2012

“Disasters Happen” Preparation & Response Training workshop in Cedar Rapids, IA.  Funded by an IMLS Connecting to Collections Grant. $30 one day/ $50 both days.  Lunch included.  Registration deadline: April 10.  Click here for schedule and registration information.

April 22-28, 2012 is Preservation Week
Preservation Clinic: Ask the Experts! The Iowa State University Library Preservation Department will host a Preservation Clinic in the lobby of Parks Library (outside the Fireplace Reading Room) to celebrate Preservation Week.  Bring in your treasured family photographs, documents, or artifacts to receive a free preservation consultation!  Or just drop by to learn more about the department’s mission and how you can support preservation at ISU.  Open to the public. Tuesday, April 24, 2pm-4pm; Wednesday, April 25, 11am-1pm; Thursday, April 26, 2pm-3pm; and Friday, April 27, 8am-10am.

April 24, 2012

Taking Care of Family Textiles. The ISU Library Preservation Department will host a viewing of this webinar with objects conservator Bronwyn Eves discussing various types of family textiles, such as clothing, flags, furniture coverings, and framed textiles. Tuesday, April 24, 2012.  1:00 pm CST (session lasts 1 hour). Room 192, Parks Library.

April 26, 2012

Preserving Your Personal Digital Photographs. The ISU Library Preservation Department will host a viewing of this webinar with Bill LeFlurgy discussing practical tips and tools for keeping your digital photographs safe as technology changes. Thursday, April 26, 2012. 1:00 pm CST (session lasts 1 hour). Room 192, Parks Library.

July 23-24, 2012 and July 25-26, 2012

AIC Master Studies Workshop: Conservation of Transparent Papers with Conservator Hildegard Homburger.  $350 for AIC members/$500 for non-members.  Partially funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).  Scholarships available through FAIC and NEH.  Registration deadline is June 15, 2012 or when the course is full (enrollment limited to 6 per two-day workshop).  Hosted by ISU Library, Ames, IA.  Click here for course details, scholarship application links, and registration information.

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