Properly constructed, the most basic enclosures can provide multifaceted protection from many of the threats to your collections. Enclosures provide protection against a fluctuating environment and the damaging effects of UV light; they create protective support during storage and transportation; with good design enclosures can encourage safe handling of fragile collections. Participants in this introductory level workshop will learn to construct 3 types of custom enclosures all of which can be reproduced with minimal equipment, tools and space. We will also discuss the preservation principles that will allow you to select material in the context of your institution. No previous experience necessary.
10:30-11:00 – The underlying preservation principles and selection criteria for your institutional mission.
11:00-12:00 – Basic Tyvek® envelopes
12:00-1:00 – Lunch (on your own)
1:00-2:00 – Creating the polyester ( Mylar™) encapsulation
2:00-3:45 – Creating the 4-flap wrapper for valuable printed or manuscript materials
3:45-4:00 – Clean-up, final questions and session wrap-up
Eric Honneffer, Conservator, Center for Archival Collections at Bowling Green State University
Skills learned at this workshop:
Participants who complete this workshop will have the competency to create basic protective enclosures for a wide range of paper-based materials (books, pamphlets and papers). Participants will be a given a list of supplies and sources to acquire the needed tools and supplies to institute their own enclosure-making programs.
Bowling Green State University Center for Archival Collections Preservation Laboratory, BGSU @ Levis Commons, 1655 North Wilkinson Way, Perrysburg, Ohio, 43551 (Map)
$35, payable by credit card in advance of the workshop. Please proceed through the registration system and choose the Pay Online option. This fee includes all supplies. Instructor will provide all necessary tools, which will be checked out and returned at the end of the workshop.
On your own. There are a variety of restaurants nearby, or you may pack a lunch.