Do you have a problem caring for archival family memorabilia: What’s the best way to store family documents? How do I save newspaper clippings? Why are my photographs going ‘silvery’? What kind of albums and sleeves should I use? How do I get rid of that musty smell in my books? Help! I have mould, now what?
At Kyla’s BIFHSGO pre-conference seminar on Friday 16 September, 9:30 – noon, you’ll learn how to avoid the potential damage caused by pollutants, poor climate, light, pests, mould, handling and use. Consider the ramifications of disposing or keeping photograph old albums, explore options for digitization, learn what professional treatment can do to save your collections and observe live demonstrations of cleaning books and paper, removing paper clips and staples with minimal damage, removing photographs from ‘magnetic’ or ‘sticky’ album pages, and how to make simple book jackets. Take the opportunity to try some of the methods discussed and get answers to your specific preservation problems.
Listen to a short interview with Kyla recorded at the opening of the City of Ottawa Central Archives and OPL Materials Centre.