Caring for Historic Objects Made From Wood
Date and TimeFriday, March 9, 2012
Bill Witkowski, Conservator, Michigan Antique Preservation Co., Inc.
Friday March 9 – HSM Ann Arbor office (2117 Washtenaw)This workshop is designed for small museums and other historical organizations that struggle with how to properly care for artifacts made of wood. The presenter will start with an overview of wood, its life-cycle, and how natural changes occur within artifacts over time. He will then discuss ways that museums can minimize these changes and protect their wooden artifacts by following best practices for handling, storage, display, and treatment. Participants of the workshop will have a chance to share and inquire about examples from their own collections. Workshop runs 9 am to noon. HSM Member $35; Non-member $70.If you are a personal member of HSM or represent an organization that itself is a member of the Society the cost for attending the workshop listed above is $35. Non-members may also attend for $70 (*includes a one-year membership).
This workshop will be held from 9 am to noon at HSM’s Ann Arbor office located at 2117 Washtenaw. To register for a workshop online visit http://www.hsmichigan.org/conferences/workshops or call toll-free (800) 692-1828. The Historical Society of Michigan, established in 1828, is the state’s oldest cultural organization. It helps to connect Michigan’s past to students, educators, historical organizations and the public through education programs, conferences, publications, awards, workshops, referral services, networking opportunities, and support for local history organizations.