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Register for Preserve Your Family Treasures

Date & Time:
May 6, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pm

Preserve Your Family Treasures
Many of us have collections of treasured documents and photographs of significant events, ancestors, or bygone historical eras – items that create a record of who we are and where we come from. These collections deteriorate over time, but making small changes in storage and handling can have a huge impact on the lifespan of the materials. In this lecture, Alison Fulmer, a Preservation Specialist with the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) will provide an introduction to the preservation and care of historical materials such as scrapbooks, letters, journals, books, and photographs. We will discuss simple steps for identifying and correcting improper handling and storage of paper-based and photographic materials in family collections.

Alison Fulmer, a Preservation Specialist with NEDCC, serves archives, libraries, museums, historical societies, and other cultural heritage institutions in the New England region and beyond, providing training programs, assessments, consultations, and disaster assistance. She holds a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh and is certified by the Academy of Certified Archivists.  NEDCC offers conservation treatment, digital imaging, and audio preservation services, as well as preservation training, assessments and consultations, and disaster advice on collections.


Free Lectures at the Boston Antiquarian Book Fair, November 13-14

Photograph featured at the Boston Antiquarian Book Fair.

This year’s Boston Antiquarian Book Fair taking place November 13 and 14 at the Hynes Convention Center is offering two really interesting free lectures.

On Saturday November 13 at 1:00 p.m., the Northeast Document Conservation Center will present, “How to Cure Smelly Books,” practical tips for the care of rare books.

On Sunday November 14 at 1:00 p.m., Michael Suarez, University Professor and Director of Rare Book School at the University of Virgina, will present  “The Ecosystems of Book History:  Local Actions, Global Analysis.”

Both NEDCC and the University of Virginia’s Rare Book School are international leaders in the field of rare book conservation and the history of rare books.  Don’t miss these free lectures – they are a wonderful and rare opportunity!

For more information, visit:  https://www.bostonbookfair.com/?page_id=11.