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Spring 2020 Workshop - Collections in Transit: Assessing and Packing Books and Flat Works for Loans (Postponed)

  • 2020-04-02
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Providence Marriott Downtown | 1 Orms St, Providence, RI 02904
  • 20

Collections in Transit: Assessing and packing books and flat works for loans

Instructor  | Natalie Granados, University of Connecticut


The leadership of New England Archivists (NEA) is closely monitoring the ongoing coronavirus developments and their implications for the Spring 2020 Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island. The health, safety, and well-being of our community are our top priorities. At this time, the physical meeting in Rhode Island cannot proceed as planned. The leadership is considering all of NEA’s options and is working to determine the best course of action, including all digital and physical (later date) alternatives. See the full statement

Join Natalie Granados, Conservator at the University of Connecticut, for a workshop exploring archival loans. This workshop will cover standard language for assessing the condition of a collection from a conservation/preservation point of view. Examples of condition reports, as well as a customizable assessment report will be provided. In addition, participants will discuss common damages to look out for when assessing paper-based material. Once assessments are completed, the fun part begins… packing! Participants will explore methods of prepping stable, fragile, and structurally unstable books and papers for shipment. Using supplies such as corrugated board, polyethylene foam, magnets and Velcro, participants will create barriers, enclosures and trays for material traveling or stored in pre-made boxes. Please note, this workshop will cover object packing for loan shipments, not conservation treatments.

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CANCELLATION POLICY: NEA will issue a refund minus a $10 cancellation fee for up to 10 days prior to the meeting. Exceptions to the cancellation policy will be made at the discretion of the Registrar.

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