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Conservation Evening: A Benefit for the Conservation Lab of the Boston Athenæum

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Members $40 and Visitors $40

Conservation Evening

A Benefit for the Conservation Lab of the Boston Athenæum

The special collections team and conservators of the Boston Athenæum have hand-selected treasures from the collection, including rare books, maps, paintings, and prints, that are in need of special care. Join us for a rare opportunity to view these materials, then bid on your favorite object in a silent auction to sponsor its conservation treatment. Your support will ensure that these one-of-a-kind works of art and literature are preserved for generations to come.

Conservation and the special collections staff will present the diverse selection of items, explain their significance, and outline the treatments each will need.

View the complete list of items in need of sponsorship.

You can still support Conservation Evening and the work of the Athenæum's conservation lab even if you are unable to attend the event. Make a gift today and specify "Conservation Lab" in the comments section.

Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

For question about these items or about the conservation lab, please contact Chief Conservator Dawn Walus at 617-720-7632 or

To register, follow the registration button on the right. If you would prefer your information to pre-populate, log in to your My Athenæum Profile. To log in to your My Athenæum Profile click on the profile icon found in the upper right corner of each page on our website.

If you do not yet have a profile, select “New User? Create an account” on the Profile Login page. Members create their own accounts; a username and password are not assigned when you join the Athenæum.

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Most programs held in the Bayard Henry Long Room on the Athenaeum's first floor are amplified and assistive listening devices are available for patron use.

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To request ASL interpretation services for any of the Athenaeum's programs, please contact Hannah Weisman at 617-720-7617 or