Presenter: Stephenie Schwartz Bailey, Education Program Manager & Preservation Consultant
The end of family ownership and opening of historic buildings to visitors determines the use, presentation, and long-term care of the collections within. This workshop introduces best practices for handling, housing, and exhibiting photographs, books, and paper artifacts when architecture may limit storage space and environmental controls. Discussion will include an overview of the agents of deterioration, how to prioritize conservation concerns, and recommendations for preventive maintenance. After identifying preservation quality materials and tools, participants will design and make an enclosure for a paper artifact.