“Save Pennsylvania’s Past” Returns to Erie

For staff of cultural heritage organizations responsible for the care and management of collections.

This program is presented by Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts as part of Save Pennsylvania’s Past, a statewide effort to preserve the millions of objects and historic artifacts that shape the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s history and define our nation.

Integrated Pest Management for Cultural Institutions
When: November 18, 2014
Where: Erie Art Museum, 411 State Street
Time: Registration 9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. and Program 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Learn how to eradicate pests and keep your collections pest-free without resorting to dangerous chemicals.  This workshop will cover all collections pests (mold, arthropods, and vertebrates), methods of detecting and monitoring pests, how to make your building and storage areas pest-resistant, and which treatments are safe to use with cultural collections. Speaker: John Simmons, President, Museologica

Fee: $50

Housing Solutions for Your Paper Collections
When: March 11, 2015
Where: Erie Art Museum, 411 State Street
Time: Registration 9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. and Program 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Practical knowledge of preservation materials and housing design is necessary to protect collection items.  This workshop will address concerns in creating safe and effective housings for the storage and display of paper art and artifacts.  Topics include materials, use, and benefits of various types of housing, from simple folders and polyester sleeves to oversized rolled storage and framing.  Participants will have the opportunity to create several simple enclosures. Speaker: Stephenie Bailey, Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts

Fee: $60 (includes materials)

Registration, secure credit card payment, and additional program information are available at www.ccaha.org/education/program-calendar.

Registration Deadline is two weeks prior to program date.

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