The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Interesting One-Day conference in America on Paper Ephemera

OUT OF THE ORDINARY: PRESERVING PAPER-BASED EPHEMERA
Presented by the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts
Providence, RI - May 2nd, 2013

Cosponsored & hosted by:
Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
This symposium will examine the myriad of challenges faced in preserving a wide variety of non-standard paper items produced in the 19th and 20th centuries, including paper dolls, greeting cards, posters, maps, blueprints, baseball cards, miniature books, scrapbooks, and oversize objects such as posters, maps, and blueprints .  The size, the use of mixed media, and the often-transient nature of these objects add to the complexity of their preservation needs.  This symposium will address the need to retain basic preservation guidelines while creatively developing effective storage and handling solutions for a variety of items.
The program is intended for curators, librarians, archivists, collection managers, and others involved in the care of collections that include paper-based objects large and small.

LOCATION & TIME
Location:       Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design
                224 Benefit Street
                Providence, RI 02903
When:           Thursday, May 2nd, 2013
                9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

REGISTRATION & FEES
$95     CCAHA members
$110    Non-members

Additional program information and registration are available at:  http://www.cvent.com/d/vcqr4g

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