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ASU Museum holds Family Heritage
Preservation workshop Oct. 23
October 13, 2010
The Arkansas State University
Museum will host a Family Heritage Preservation
workshop on Saturday, Oct. 23,
9:30-11:30 a.m. The workshop fee is $45, but the information it will
impart is priceless.
Learn how to preserve photographs, quilts, christening gowns, family
Bibles, military funeral flags, and more, for future generations of
family. Each participant will go home with an archival quality
preservation kit—a $35.00 value— for beginning the preservation of
family treasures immediately. The kit includes acid-free supplies:
storage box, file folders, tissue, and textile tags, as well as archival
polyethylene photo envelopes, and curator’s gloves.
archival quality preservation kit, at $35 dollars, makes a marvelous
holiday gift. The kits are available in the ASU Museum gift shop. The
creation of a family archive, starting with the kit, is truly something
friends and family will enjoy, as they preserve cherished artifacts and
The workshop will cover how to clean—and when not to clean—items, and it
will also cover storage methods, and how to create a stable environment
for objects. This workshop will help individuals preserve a family’s
heritage and ensure that old photographs will be correctly identified
and stored; the
session will demonstrate how to store precious garments, possibly a
garment for a great-grandchild’s
christening; and this advance planning may help guarantee that the old
quilt—handmade by a beloved grandmother—won’t be used for a drop cloth.
The workshop is by reservation only; visit the museum's
workshop page (http://www2.astate.edu/a/museum/family-heritage-workshop.dot)
reserve a space, or call Dr.
Lenore Shoults, (870) 972-2074, for additional information.
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