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Preservation Week: Preservation Week 2014: Caring for Your Home Book and Paper Collections


Presenters: Shelly Smith, Head of Conservation Treatment, Barbara Goldsmith Preservation Division, New York Public Library

NYPL’s Head of Conservation Treatment will give tips on how individuals and families can care for their personal treasures. This presentation will focus on proper housing and storage of collections in a home environment, providing simple advice that anyone can follow to prolong the life of books and paper documents, including what to do in the case of an emergency, such as a natural disaster. Please note that no conservation treatments will be demonstrated in this session.

This presentation is one in a series of public events sponsored by The New York Public Library Barbara Goldsmith Preservation Division as part of the American Library Association’s Preservation Week


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  • Audience: Adults, Book Lovers, College & Graduate Students, NYPL Supporters, Teachers