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Free ALCTS webinar: Preservation Week: Care & Handling of Heritage Textile Collections

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When: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, US/Central

ALCTS webinar: Preservation Week: Care & Handling of Heritage Textile Collections

With thanks to our generous Preservation Week 2017 Sponsors and Partners:

The MediaPreserve, Archival Products, Backstage Library Works, and Hollinger Metal Edge

Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Description:

Do you care for the treasured clothing, quilts, lace, christening gowns and even, doilies and antimacassars, in your organization? What are the best ways for you to care for these fragile collections? This webinar will offer basic information for self-surveying historic home and heirloom textiles and identifying risks to long-term preservation of heritage collections. Topics will include condition assessment guidelines, environmental and storage adaptations for house museums, considerations in open display of objects, and short-term prioritizing of conservation needs. There will be time for questions and answers, so be prepared..

Following the webinar, participants will:

understand the process of condition assessment for textile collections

be able to identify appropriate storage methods for these materials

be able to make decisions about appropriate display methods

be able to identify immediate conservation priorities for textiles

 

Who should attend?

This webinar is primarily intended for staff and volunteers with little or no experience caring for textiles who are currently working in a house museum or similar setting.

Presenter:

Jane Hammond has been involved in multiple phases of textile conservation since 1980, when she began her training at the Cleveland Museum of Art, working in the Department of Textiles. Since 2000 she has served as textile conservator for ICA-Art Conservation in Cleveland, Ohio, providing conservation services and consultation to owners and stewards of antique and contemporary textiles. She has served as conservator in charge of textile treatments for the historically accurate interior restorations of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Home, Fremont, OH; the James A. Garfield Presidential Home in Mentor, OH; and Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, Akron, OH. As an associate member, Jane Hammond follows and promotes the principles and standards of practice set forth by The American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works.

 

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Registration Fees: Free

Presented in conjunction with the ALCTS/PARS Preservation Outreach Committee, with thanks to our generous Preservation Week 2017 Sponsors and Partners:

The MediaPreserve, Archival Products, Backstage Library Works, and Hollinger Metal Edge

For additional information and access to registration links, please go to the following website:

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/042617

ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org.

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.