Press Release
March 5, 2013

National Archives Holds Preservation EXPOsed! March 14

Learn from the experts about preservation and how to care for your personal treasures!

Washington, DC…On Thursday, March 14, from 11 AM–2PM, the National Archives hosts Preservation EXPOsed! Learn how to care for your personal treasures at the preservation fair, hear lectures on preservation projects at the National Archives, and bring in a document, book, photo, artifact, or motion picture film for a consultation with a conservator.

The event is free and open to the public and no registration is required. However, appointments are required for consultations with a conservator. To schedule, contact or Preservation Programs Officer Allison Olson at 301-837-0678.

The programs will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW.

11 AM Welcome:  David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States

11:05 – 11:25 AM Historic Document Folding and Letterlocking Techniques,
1776-1868, Jana Dambrogio, Senior Conservator

11:25 – 11:45 AM Changing a 4 to a 5:  The Detection of a Forged Date on a Lincoln Pardon, Jennifer Herrmann, Conservation Scientist, and Kathy Ludwig, Senior Conservator

11:45 – 12:05 Mission Preservation! Bringing the Films of the Defense Visual Information Center to the Public, Audrey Amidon and Heidi Holmstrom, Motion Picture Preservation Specialists Break

12:40 – 1:00 PM Going Green at NARA: Realizing Preservation Goals and Energy Savings,Mark Ormsby, Conservation Scientist

1:00 – 1:20 PM Up from the Deep: Treating Records Salvaged from a World War II Shipwreck, Lisa Isbell, Senior Conservator

1:20 – 1:40 PM Preserving Family Memories, Kitty Nicholson, Deputy Director, Document Conservation Division

1:40 – 2:00 PM Preserving Personal Digital Files, Greg Pomicter, Director, Field Management Support Division

The National Archives Building in Washington, DC, is fully accessible. Metro accessible on Yellow or Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial station. To verify the date and times of the program, call the National Archives Public Programs Line at 202-357-5000. See more information about preservation and conservation at the National Archives.

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For press information, contact the National Archives Public Affairs Staff at 202-357-5300.

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