Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Preservation Workshop - Furniture

Yesterday we wrapped up our series of Preservation Workshops with a session on how to take care of furniture.  Previous workshops focused on textiles and photographs/letters.

Mark and I were thrilled with the attendance at all three of the workshops!  When we first discussed doing them, we said we would cancel them if we didn't get at least 5 people.  Well, we need not have worried.

My programs will be added to our Speaker's Bureau soon, so if you'd like to book a workshop about taking care of textiles or furniture for your group, please give me a call.

If you're interested in learning more about these topics on your own, here are a few resources:

The American Institute of Conservation has a series of leaflets called Caring for Your Treasures available for free about how to take care of all kinds of different artifacts.

A great, easy-to-read reference book to purchase is Saving Stuff by Don Williams.  He is a senior conservator with the Smithsonian, but his book is very user-friendly. I highly recommend it!

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