Preserving Your Cultural Heritage
Apr. 4, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - On Tuesday April 24, The Ames Library will collaborate with the
McLean County Museum of History and Milner Library for an evening of conservation
and consultation. The event titled "Preserving Your Cultural Heritage" will take place
from 7-9 p.m. at the McLean County Museum (200 N. Main St., Bloomington).
The gathering is part of the American Library Association's 2012 Preservation Week,
a national effort to help communities understand the work of museums, libraries, archives
and other organizations in preserving cultural heritage.
Local experts who care for archives, library and museum collections will offer tips
for storing and displaying family treasures and information on preventing damage and
salvaging materials. Speakers include Illinois Wesleyan University's Archivist & Special
Collections Librarian Meg Miner, Milner Library's Ross Griffiths and Andrew Huot,
and Susan Hartzold and Bill Kemp from the McLean County Museum of History.
Attendees are encouraged to bring books, photographs, textiles or small objects for
one-on-one consultations about preservation housing and treatments. Additionally,
a variety of preservation supplies will be awarded as door prizes courtesy of the
three institutions hosting the event.
For more information, contact Jeff Woodard at the McLean County Museum of History
at 309-827-0428, or email him at JWoodard@mchistory.org.
If you need a special accommodation to fully participate in this event, contact Bill
Kemp at email@example.com, or at 309-827-0428. Please allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.
Contact: Courtney Conzelman, '12, (309) 556-3181, firstname.lastname@example.org