Miner to Speak at Preserving Your Cultural Heritage

April 8, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian and Assistant Professor Meg Miner will speak at the Preserving Your Cultural Heritage presentation on Tuesday, April 19 from 6:30- 9 p.m. on the main floor of the Milner Library (201 N. School St., Normal) at Illinois State University.

The event is part of the American Library Association’s 2011 Preservation Week, a national effort to help communities understand the work of museums, libraries, archives and other organizations in preserving cultural heritage.

Miner will speak alongside local experts who care for archives, library and museum collections, including Andrew Huot, Ross Griffiths and Susan Hartzold. They will offer tips for storing and displaying family treasures and information on preventing damage and salvaging materials.

Attendees are encouraged to bring books, photographs, textiles or small objects for one-on-one consultations about preservation housing and treatments. Additionally, custom-made preservation boxes will be awarded as door prizes courtesy of Etherington Conservation Sercies, and each attendee will receive a resource list and local contacts for further information.

For additional information, contact Ross Griffiths at (309) 438-7463 or at rmgriff@ilstu.edu.

Contact: Jessica Hinterlong ‘11, (309) 556-3181