Oregon Museums Association
Spring Workshop: Albums of Ephemera with Elizabeth Chambers
The archiving of vintage scrapbooks and photo albums challenges museums and families alike. How to care for discreet collections of ephemeral, and not necessarily compatible, materials that have been stuck together in an album? Grandma’s cherished scrapbook—its yellowed pages filled with family history such as old letters, announcements/invitations, faded photographs, and/or torn newspaper clippings—represents both a treasure-trove and conservation nightmare!
Join Conservator Elizabeth Chambers and discover how best to preserve individual album components, while respecting the integrity of the whole.
During the workshop, Elizabeth will discuss the proper handling, care, documentation, and storage of scrapbooks and photo albums. Speaking to specific examples brought in by participants, Elizabeth will explore the practical and ethical issues surrounding the care of vintage albums.
Feel free to bring a piece from your collection to use
as your specimen of the day as these concrete examples
can illustrate some of the dilemmas and foster stimulating discussions.
Elizabeth Chambers, Paper Conservator in Private Practice: Affiliated Conservator with the Heritage Conservation Group, Portland, Oregon.
Elizabeth’s professional history includes 28 years in the conservation department of the Portland Art Museum as well as 23 years as a private paper conservator. She has had a variety of experiences with collection condition surveys; from international exhibitions to private and institutional collections. She is a professional associate of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.
$35 OMA members
$50 non-members, includes OMA membership
Register on-line or email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration deadline: May 20, 2018 at 5PM