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Basics of Collections Care

February 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center
5000 Discovery Dr
The Dalles, OR 97058
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center
541.296.8600 Ext. 201

Do you have a precious collection you want to preserve for the future tucked away for safekeeping, but you’re not sure how to care for it?

Come join our Executive Director Carolyn Purcell, (in her role as an Oregon Heritage Commission MentorCorps Partner) for training and techniques on how to preserve your valuable belongings.

This workshop is available to all our regional heritage organizations, but also to anyone who has a precious heritage collection they want to preserve for the future.  Whether you are a genealogist with family photos, an enthusiastic antiques collector, book hoarder, or simply an employee in charge of preserving corporate documents, this informative workshop will give you the information you need to archive your collection using best practice techniques.

Examples of topics

  • What are the biggest threats to Collections?
  • Invisible and visible Dangers to watch for
  • Preservation vs. Conservation vs. Restoration
  • Best practices in handling your collection
  • Management from environment to storage plans to Cataloging

Remember – this is a FREE event but preregistration is required by February 12.
Call 541-296-8600, ext. 201 to book your spot for this informative and valuable class.