Introduction to Exhibition of Library Material Workshop


Introduction to Exhibition of Library Material
Location: Huntington Library Conservation Center, Munger Research Center
Date: September 19, 2012
Marieka Kaye, Exhibits Conservator, Huntington Library
Jennifer Kim, Conservator, Margaret Herrick Library

Synopsis: One day workshop on proper exhibition methods for small-scale display of library materials.
• Morning – Lecture of preservation issues related to exhibiting library materials. Lecture followed by tour around galleries at Huntington to discuss exhibition issues.
• Afternoon – Hands-on portion of workshop building basic book cradles and display stands from board. Discussion and demonstration of proper frames and framing methods. Discussion of commercially available exhibition mounts.

Marieka Kaye currently holds the position of Exhibits Conservator at The Huntington Library, where she has worked since 2005. Her time is spent assessing, treating, installing, and monitoring items from the Huntington’s library collections for exhibitions and loans. She received a Master’s degree in Art Conservation from Buffalo State College and a Master’s of Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. Marieka began to work in the field of library conservation as a Preservation Assistant at Brandeis University in 1998. She went on to work as Library Preservation Assistant at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and Conservation Assistant for Exhibitions and Loans at the New-York Historical Society. She also volunteered her time in the book lab at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and completed advanced internships at the New York City Municipal Archives, Syracuse University, Etherington Conservation Services, and the University of California Los Angeles.

Jennifer Kim is the Conservator at the Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She received her Master of Arts degree in Art History and Advanced Certificate in Conservation from the Conservation Center, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. She has been working in the conservation field since 2001. Prior to her work at the Herrick Library, her conservation experience has included working on exhibitions for museums including the Autry National Center, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute.

Refreshments will be provided in the morning. Lunch can be purchased at the cafeteria.
Participants will receive a kit with basic tools required for building mounts.

Parking: free in the Huntington parking lot

Workshop cost: $75.00
Registration by mail only, limited to 10 participants on a first come first serve basis.
Registration deadline: September 12, 2012


Linda Harris Mehr
Margaret Herrick Library Director
Fairbanks Center for Motion Picture Study
333 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Registration questions contact:
Linda Mehr at (310) 247-3000 ext.2200

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