Caring for Keepsakes

Why does newspaper yellow?  How should I store my wedding dress? Can I restore old family photographs?  What do I use to dust my Great Aunt’s desk?  These and many other questions can be answered in the workshop, Caring for Keepsakes. Ellie is a museum curator with over 20 years experience.  She can discuss the care of historic objects which are stored in the home, instructing participants in adapting museum storage techniques to home use.  Precious heirlooms deserve the same care and informed treatment they would receive if they were part of a museum collection.  Samples of archival supplies are available to all participants in this hands-on presentation.

Running time: 45 minutes to an hour

Requirements: 1 6-8 foot table, chalkboard or dry erase board