'Ask the Conservator' And Find Out How To Save Your Valuable Paper

Christopher Sokolowski, Assistant Paper Conservator at the Northeast Document Conservation Center, will answer questions about conserving paper artifacts during a 60-minute roundtable forum at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon, March 20 during Ephemera 25.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their paper collectibles and ask Sokolowski questions about any aspect of conservation.

The NEDCC was founded in 1973 in response to growing alarm about the monumental scope of the paper deterioration problem facing collections-holding institutions in New England. Documents and artifacts in historical societies, college and university libraries, public libraries, towns and state archives needed conservation treatment, but there was no facility within the region that could provide appropriate services. The NEDCC and its state-of-the-art labs are headquartered in, appropriately enough, a restored mill building in Andover, MA.

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