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SOLD OUT: Conservation Lab Tour with Chief Conservator Dawn Walus

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Members: $15
Credit Mike Ritter 2014 Ritterbin

Conservation Lab Tour

Dawn Walus

Chief Conservator Dawn Walus offers a rare insider’s view of our own conservation lab, revealing the unique multidisciplinary blend of history, craft, and science required of conservators. What role do conservators play in libraries, museums, and archives? How do conservators approach the treatment of a rare object or precious collection? What does it take to succeed as a conservator? Relying on her own professional experience and working examples from the Athenæum’s lab, Walus explores her mission to support cultural heritage collections through research, technical study, treatment, and advocacy.

Attendees will view works in progress, book models, and the lab’s collection of antique bookbinding and leatherworking tools and will have the opportunity to participate in a bookbinding demonstration.

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