Out of the Ordinary: Preserving Paper-Based Ephemera Symposium

Presented by the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts
June 17, 2011
Baltimore, MD

Co-sponsored & hosted by:
Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries, Department of Conservation & Preservation at The George Peabody Library


This symposium will examine the myriad of challenges faced in preserving a wide variety of non-standard paper items produced in the 19th and 20th centuries, including paper dolls, greeting cards, posters, maps, blueprints, baseball cards, miniature books, scrapbooks, and oversize objects such as posters, maps, and blueprints .  The size, the use of mixed media, and the often-transient nature of these objects add to the complexity of their preservation needs.  The symposium will address the need to retain basic preservation guidelines while creatively developing effective storage, handling, and exhibition strategies and solutions for a variety of items.

This program is intended for curators, librarians, archivists, collection managers, and others involved in the care of collections that include paper-based objects large and small.


Barbara Fahs Charles, Principal, Staples & Charles
Joan Irving, Paper Conservator and Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Delaware
Corine Norman McHugh, Paper Conservator, Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts
Debra Hess Norris, Chairperson and Professor of Photograph Conservation, Art Conservation Department, University of Delaware

Information about our speakers, host, and cosponsors is available at: www.ccaha.org/education/program-calendar


The George Peabody Library
17 East Mt. Vernon Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Friday, June 17, 2011
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration & refreshments
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Program


* Lunch will not be provided. However, a list of local restaurants will be available.
* Refunds will be given until two weeks prior to program date, minus a $25 cancellation fee.
* If you have special needs, please contact CCAHA three weeks prior to the workshop date so that accommodations can be made.


$95  CCAHA members
$110 Non-members

Registration Deadline: June 3, 2011

Registration, secure credit card payment, and additional program information are available on our website at:  www.ccaha.org/education/program-calendar

The Academy of Certified Archivists will award five Accreditation Recertification Credits (ARCs) to eligible Certified Archivists (CAs) attending this program. For more information, go to: www.certifiedarchivists.org.

Major funding for this program was generously provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

To learn more about CCAHA and its programs and services, please visit our website at www.ccaha.org.

QUESTIONS?  Call 215-545-0613 or email pso@ccaha.org

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