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Free hands-on workshop on the basics of preservation of historic objects. Topics covered will include: how to inventory, catalog and document collections; basic tools to get you started in caring for your collection; how to set up environmental monitoring of temperature and relative humidity; pest management; basic materials recommended for collections care; where to find materials; how to prepare for an emergency; and what does a curator do.
Workshop participants will receive two reference books on collections care and documentation, a Salvage and Response Wheel, a resource packet, and a booklet with sample preservation materials appropriate for history collections care.
Instructor: Linda Endersby, Director, Missouri State Museum
(This workshop is provided free to one staff member, paid or unpaid, of institutions that completed a collections survey conducted by the Partnership for Missouri Heritage in 2011. If your instituion did not participate in the survey, they can fill out a paper copy by contacting the Missouri Association for Museums and Archives at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
This workshop is provided by the Partnership for Missouri Heritage, which is funded by a Connecting to Collections Statewide Planning Grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services. The Partnership includes the Missouri State Library, the Missouri State Archives, the Missouri State Museum, the Missouri Association for Museums and Archives, the Missouri History Museum and the State Historical Society of Missouri. More information is available at http://missourimuseums.org/partnership-for-missouri-heritage.
Missouri Association for Museums and ArchivesP. O. Box 996, Columbia, MO 65205