Rare and Old Book Workshop

Friday, May 26

e Harrison County Historical Society along with the West Virginia Association of Museums and West Virginia & Regional History Center are holding a workshop on the care, management, and preservation of rare and old books at the WVU Rare Book Room in the West Virginia & Regional History Center on Friday, May 26, from 10 am to 2 pm. This workshop is part of the West Virginia Association of Museum’s 2017 educational workshop series. Stewart Plein and Crystal Wimer will share their expertise and demonstrate hands-on preservation methods for the conservation and care of old and rare books. The workshop will begin with a tour of the Rare Book Room where preservation and conservation issues of old books will be discussed. The second half of the workshop will be hands-on where participants will learn how to preserve their collection’s fragile books with step-by-step instruction in constructing a phase box to protect your books.  Books, preservation supplies, and handouts will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own old book from their collection that would benefit from the protection of a phase box. The cost is $15 for WVAM members and $25 for nonmembers. If you have any questions feel free to email us at hcwvhs@gmail.com or call 304-709-4902.
Date: 5/26/2017
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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