Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Paper Conservation: Principles and Practices

The Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives is hosting a workshop from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 23 at the Male and Female Academy in Powhatan. The workshop’s theme, “Paper Conservation: Principles and Practices,” will feature presentations by NEARA Archival Manager Dr. Lisa Perry and conservator Jane Thompson.

Topics include “Basic Conservation Practice and Theory” and “Conservation on a Budget.”  There will be a hands-on workshop on paper conservation at the end of the day. Participants are asked to bring their own paper materials to work with.

The workshop is free to attend but registration is required. The deadline for registration will be July 20. Registration is limited to 20 people, but there will be a wait list available in case of cancellations, so be sure to register soon. Check-in will begin at 9 a.m. on July 23.  Lunch will be provided.

The Arkansas State Archives, located in Little Rock, is the official state archives of Arkansas and maintains the largest collection of historical materials on Arkansas in the world.  The Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives is a branch of the Arkansas State Archives and is dedicated to collecting and preserving primary source materials that represent the unique history, culture and heritage of northeast Arkansas.  Located at 11 Seventh Street in Powhatan, NEARA has been open since 2011.

For more information about the workshop or to register, contact us at northeast.archives@arkansas.gov or call us at 870-878-6521.

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.