Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Workshop - Humidification and Flattening Techniques for Documents

Ohio Preservation Council Workshop in Cincinnati May 9th, 2014 Humidification and Flattening Techniques for Documents Workshop description: Learn how to safely flatten rolled or folded collection materials so they can be more easily accessed and handled through use of three simple humidification and flattening techniques. The use of gentle humidification allows paper fibers to relax so they can be safely unrolled and manipulated to remove folds and creases. Flattening occurs when the humidified object is dried under tension or restraint. The drying technique presented in this workshop is one that is frequently used by conservators and preservation professionals and requires minimal setup. Presenter: Kathy Lechuga Book Conservator The Indiana Historical Society Cost: $35 for OPC members, $50 for non-members (includes lunch and parking) Registration Information: http://opc.wildapricot.org/events This event will take place at the Preservation Lab of the Langsam Library of the University of Cincinnati from 10 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 9th. The Preservation Lab is a collaborative lab jointly staffed, funded, and managed by the University of Cincinnati and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. The Lab is located on the University of Cincinnati Campus inside Langsam Library at 2911 Woodside Drive at Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Parking is available in the Woodside Garage, which is attached to Langsam Library.