Collector's Corner: A Free Conservation Workshop Series

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May 9, 2014 - 5:00 pm Reservation Deadline

Open to Museum Volunteers, Staff, Board Officers and Collectors!

Collector's Corner: A Free Conservation Workshop Series

Sponsored by the City of Bowie Museums.

Helping you determine what your antiques and collectibles are and how to care for them.

The free workshops cover identification of materials, the history of craftsmanship,

and conservation techniques you can use at home.

May Workshop:

Paper Cleaning & Care

In collaboration with the staff of the Maryland StateArchives!

Belair Mansion • 12207 Tulip Grove Drive • Bowie, MD 20715

May 12, 2:00-4:00pm

Got old paper artifacts? Want to know how clean and care for to make them survive another century - or decade? The City of Bowie Museums invites you to attend Collector's Corner on May 12 at 2 p.m. to learn how to clean and preserve your precious bits of paper! Professional conservators from the Maryland State Archives and the Folger Library will share hints, advice and counsel on caring for paper ephemera, prints, and documents. Feel free to bring your paper objects to share and troubleshoot. 

We will discuss paper-making processes, identification, proper handling, care, processing, and storage.

Participants are welcome to bring artifacts to share with the group.

Please RSVP to or 301.809.3097 by May 9th.