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Conservation Workshop at Adirondack History Museum

October 16, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Conservator Jennifer Baker reviews plans for the new Arto Monaco exhibit at the Adirondack History Museum in Elizabethtown with Director Aurora McCaffrey and Collections Assistant Owen Gibbs.  Baker will lead a free workshop on wood and photo conservation at the Museum for historians and history enthusiasts on Oct. 16. (Photo provided by the Adirondack History Museum)

The Adirondack History Museum in Elizabethtown will host a free Conservation Workshop from 10 a.m.-2 p.m on Friday, October 16. The workshop is open to both professional and amateur historians.

Jennifer Baker, a fine arts conservationist from North Ferrisburgh, Vt., will lead this free workshop on wood and photo conservation. Baker is an experienced conservator with more than twenty years’ experience.  She is skilled with painted wooden surfaces and has worked with flood damaged material.  Baker has also has consulted with other local museums and historical societies on general conservation issues such as storage, climate control, lighting, and exhibitions.

Individuals are encouraged to bring either wood-based items for conservation appraisals, or photos and photo albums to discuss proper methods of maintenance.  The museum will supply several wood and photo album examples from its collection to demonstrate common and specific maintenance concerns.

Museum trustee and photo expert Margaret Bartley will also be on hand to discuss techniques for dating historical pictures.

The workshop is sponsored by the Adirondack History Museum and a grant from the Institute for Library and Museum Services. Lunch will be provided for participants.  RSVPs are required, and must be received by October 13.

For more information or to RSVP for the workshop, please contact the museum at (518) 873-6466 or


October 16, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Adirondack History Museum
7590 Court Street
Elizabethtown, NY 12932 United States
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