Conservation and Collections Care Camp: Call for Participants and Presenters

The organizers of the Conservation and Collections Care Camp are pleased to announce that the next “C&C Camp” is set for November 5, 2015. It will be held in Livonia at the National Headquarters for Document Freeze Drying (DFD)/Document Restoration Services. The agenda will consist of informal presentations and discussions with our peers about pressing or puzzling issues, followed by a tour of the facility (three buildings!), which specializes in recovering documents, electronic files, and artworks that have been damaged in a disaster. The tour will be conducted by Bill Gulley, Archives Specialist. Fittingly, the theme for this camp is “Preparation.” ** The tentative time is 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. There is no cost for the camp, but lunch will be on your own. Registration is required in order to attend.

If you have attended a C&C Camp before, you know that it is conducted in an informal environment designed for attendees to share conservation-related accomplishments, ask colleagues about their experiences, and to give and get advice. The focus is primarily, though not exclusively, about “analog” materials: paper, photographs, film, art, etc.

Please plan to attend to share your experiences and questions AND to learn exactly how those wet and moldy documents get brought back to life. Email Whitney Miller (millerwh@msu.edu) with questions and to register.

**Please note that because the camp includes a production facility tour, accessibility is limited.  Participants must be able to negotiate stairs. If you have an accessibility issue, please call Whitney Miller for further information.

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