£17 – £20

How to preserve your family collections (Member workshop)

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The Royal Institution of Great Britain

21 Albemarle Street

London

W1S 4BS

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This exciting workshop is intended for family history custodians, passionate genealogists and for all those interested in heritage preservation.

Family archives can consist of paper documents such as letters, diaries, scrapbooks, as well as photographic material including various black and white and colour prints, negatives, early daguerreotypes etc.

Our personal collections might include objects which may have been created using parchment, leather, stamps, wax seals or even locks of hair for instance! These materials give us a huge variety of possible organic matter, potentially attractive to pests, insects and microorganisms. Thus identification of materials is a crucial part of protecting family collections.

Attendance of this event will give you an opportunity to look into the history of commonly used media, discover factors causing their deterioration and learn how to reduce those factors.

We would like to encourage you to bring a small number of your own photographs and other memorabilia, so they can be discussed directly with members of the Ri’s Heritage and Collections team including our Curator and Paper Conservator.

A presentation will be illustrated with the examples of objects from the Ri’s archive and followed with a discussion about collections safe access, handling and storage methods. Then we will be making a small protective enclosure for your own items.

This event will take place in the Library and is for adults only.

Discounted tickets are available to Ri Members. Find out more about how to join our community.

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