Conservation Fair

Conservation Fair: Speakers & Vendors Help You Weigh the Options
Location: The Huntington Library, San Marino, Calif.
Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 starting at 9:00 am
This program covers a wide variety of preservation options available to those of us who are responsible for library collections. Topics covered will include conservation supplies, housing, environmental factors, and options such as mass deacidification, and responses to problems such as mold infestations.
9:00 Registration & Coffee
9:15 Welcome and Introduction
9:30 Presentations:
How to Read a Conservation Catalog – Lisa Forman (Hudson Conservation Studios, LLC)
Mass Deacidification – Robert Strauss (Preservation Technologies, L.P.)
Environment Overview – Patricia Smith-Hunt (University of California-Riverside)
11:45 Lunch (included in registration fee)
1-3 Vendor Booths & Demonstrations
After lunch, attendees will be free to visit a number of vendor booths and demonstration tables, where conservators, librarians and others will demonstrate various techniques and methods for handling a wide variety of preservation challenges.
Who should attend?
Recommended for anyone who is responsible for library collections in any type of environment, including public, academic, school & special libraries, historical societies & archives.
Speakers & Demonstrators include:
  • Lisa Forman, Conservator, Hudson Conservation Studios, LLC
  • Robert Strauss, President, Preservation Technologies, L.P.
  • Patricia Smith-Hunt, Head of Preservation, UC Riverside
  • Gretchen Karl, retired, Getty Research Institute
  • Susan Rogers, Lloyd E. Costen Chief Preservation Officer, Huntington Library
  • Kristen L. St. John, Conservator, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Daryl Maxwell, Collections Specialist, Walt Disney Feature Animation Research Library
  • Holly Moore, Rare Book Conservator, Huntington Library
  • Lauren Tawa, Exhibits Preparator/Designer, Huntington Library
  • David Jahn, Acting Head of Preservation, UC San Diego
Vendors representing various products such as supplies, boxes, Japanese paper, and deacidification materials include:
  • Custom Manufacturing Inc.
  • Hiromi Paper International
  • Metal Edge
  • Preservation Technologies, L.P.
  • University Products, Inc.
This program will be held at The Huntington Library, in Friends Hall, which is located in the area of the main entrance kiosk. Parking is free.
For driving directions and more information please check The Huntington web site:

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