Caring for Your Treasures
Holley Witchey, Ph.D.
Director of Education and Outreach, ICA-Art Conservation
Join us for a lively discussion on how to handle, care for, and eventually pass on your family treasures. Holly Witchey, ICA-Art Conservation’s Director of Education & Outreach, will host a pop-up museum and deliver a presentation on the care and handling of family treasures. Attendees are encouraged to bring a small object, photograph, document, or item that is meaningful to exhibiting in a “Pop-Up Museum” of family treasures.
Proper Storage & Preservation for Your Textiles and Historic Garments
Joanne Fenn, M.A., M.L.I.S.
Professor and Collections Manager/Museum Registrar, Kent State University Museum
Have you ever stored family heirlooms in the basement or attic due to a lack of space? You'll learn how environmental factors can either help preserve or hasten deterioration of historic garments and textiles. Environment conditions, storage materials, pest control, light, and housekeeping all play an important roll in what museum professionals call "preventive conservation" Learn the simple steps museums take to preserve their collections and how you can apply preventive conservation to protect your special items.
All programs are free to the public, part of the Sutliff Museum's "Collections and Coffee" fall lecture series.
All programs will be presented in the Community Auditorium of Boscov’s Department Store in the Eastwood Mall. Doors open at 1:30pm and the lectures will begin at 2:00pm.
Please contact the Sutliff Museum if you have questions or problems registering for the events.