On Thursday, March 14, the National Archives hosts Preservation EXPOsed! Learn how to care for your personal treasures at the preservation fair, hear lectures on preservation projects at the National Archives, and bring in a document, book, photo, artifact, or motion picture film for a consultation with a conservator.
The event is free and open to the public and no registration is required. However, appointments are required for consultations with a conservator. Contact Preservation@nara.gov or call Preservation Programs Officer Allison Olson at 301-837-0678.
The programs will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW.
11 AM Welcome: David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States
11:05 – 11:25 AM Historic Document Folding and Letterlocking Techniques, 1776-1868, Jana Dambrogio, Senior Conservator
11:25 – 11:45 AM Changing a 4 to a 5: The Detection of a Forged Date on a Lincoln Pardon, Jennifer Herrmann, Conservation Scientist, and Kathy Ludwig, Senior Conservator
11:45 – 12:05 Mission Preservation! Bringing the Films of the Defense Visual Information Center to the Public, Audrey Amidon and Heidi Holmstrom, Motion Picture Preservation Specialists
12:40 – 1:00 PM Going Green at NARA: Realizing Preservation Goals and Energy Savings, Mark Ormsby, Conservation Scientist
1:00 – 1:20 PM Up from the Deep: Treating Records Salvaged from a World War II Shipwreck, Lisa Isbell, Senior Conservator
1:20 – 1:40 PM Preserving Family Memories, Kitty Nicholson, Deputy Director, Document Conservation Division
1:40 – 2:00 PM Preserving Personal Digital Files, Greg Pomicter, Director, Field Management Support Division
For more information about preservation and conservation at the National Archives, see http://www.archives.gov/preservation.
Image: A conservator gives a demonstration to National Archives staff, from the Preservation Tumblr blog.