This workshop is aimed at general museum staff and volunteers who care for paper objects such as books, maps, archives, photographs, prints, posters, sketchbooks, watercolours and framed works. The day will include practical sessions covering handling, storage and preventative conservation (upkeep and housekeeping).
The session with cover:
- Identification of different paper objects
- How to handle a wide variety of objects including rolled maps, books and flat objects such as photographs, posters and prints
- Storage and packing solutions for different paper-based objects including how to make storage envelopes and folders and labelling and marking
- Advice and tips on environmental monitoring, everyday preservation of objects museum staff and volunteers can carry out, including dusting
- There will be an emphasis on greener collection care throughout the day.
There will also be the opportunity for a tour of Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre building itself which is the UK’s first archival storage building to be built to the rigorous Passivhaus standard.
About the trainers:
The workshop will be led jointly by Liz Bowerman ACR, Senior Conservator at Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre and Emily O’Reilly ACR, Freelance Paper Conservator. Emily O’Reilly is an Accredited Conservator and a Fellow of the International Institute of Conservation, she has worked for national museums and art collections including the National Trust on a wide variety of paper objects.
Caring for Archives and Works on Paper
Wednesday 13 March, 10.30am-4.30pm
Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre, Hereford HR2 6LA