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Conservation Open House

Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 10:00am

Behind the glass doors of the Conservation Laboratory, Athenæum staff Jost Amman Binderywork to stabilize, preserve, and restore the Athenaeum’s antiquarian and contemporary treasures. Stop by to get a behind-the-scenes look at treatments at the Athenæum, and watch as conservators demonstrate conservation and bookbinding techniques throughout the day--washing paper, paring and gilding leather with antique brass tools, and mending damaged paper documents.

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

A panel discussion, Beyond the Athenæum: Life After the Laboratory, will take place at noon.

To Reserve: This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required.

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