The Preservation Clinic for books, papers, and photographs will be held at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. (HSW) and members of the public are invited to make an appointment to consult with professional art conservators from the Washington Conservation Guild. Appointments will be 10 minutes long and the public is encouraged to bring family photos, books and papers, for the conservators to view. Guidelines and advice will be given for the care, handling, and proper storage of these materials. Free hand-outs will include conservation materials, samples, and catalogues.
In addition, short preservation-related presentations will be on-going, in the HSW theater. Marlan Green, Audiovisual Preservation Librarian at the Library of Congress will give a talk and demonstration covering the preservation of audiovisual materials (films, videos, cassettes, etc). Bryan Draper, on staff at the University of Maryland, will share a display on book binding and repair. Check our website for updates on other presenters. (www.historydc.org) Walk-ins will be accommodated on a space-available basis. Reservations are highly recommended; call 202-383-1850. (Ages 16 to Adults) FREE