[Webinar] Caring For Paper Collections
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[Webinar] Caring For Paper Collections

Paper artifacts are sensitive materials that require special housing to ensure their longevity. This webinar will examine suitable housing supplies, environmental parameters for storage, proper labeling techniques, and safe handling techniques. Common issues with condition and identification of different types of damage will also be discussed.

When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM EASTERN
Where: United States
Presenter: Samantha Forsko
Contact: Natalie Flammia

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This webinar will give an introduction to best practices in caring for any paper-based collection. Topics covered will include: handling guidelines, assessing storage materials and special needs items, prioritizing for treatment, and understanding preservation and conservation terminology. This program is appropriate for those looking to develop new skills, as well as for individuals wanting to increase their knowledge about best practices in the care of paper-based collections.

Cost: $40 members / $65 non-members


Webinar Outcomes

  • Participants will know the proper way to store and house paper artifacts.
  • Participants will feel more confident handling paper artifacts.
  • Participants will be able to identify condition issues of paper artifacts.


About the Instructor:

As Preservation Specialist, Samantha Forsko works with institutions and their collections. She conducts on-site preservation needs and risk assessments and assists with preservation planning. She also develops and presents educational programs and provides technical information to libraries, archives, museums, historic sites, and other cultural institutions.    

Before joining the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, Samantha worked at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as a collections manager. She has also worked as a conservation technician for the Regional Arts and Culture Council and Cascadia Art Conservation Center, both in Portland, Oregon. Samantha received her MA in Arts Management with a focus on Archival and Museum Studies from Claremont Graduate University, in Claremont, California.

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