Collection Care Workshop

  • Des Moines
  • Art Center
  • 4700 Grand Ave
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • 515.277.4405
  • Hours | Directions

  • John & Mary Pappajohn
  • Sculpture Park
  • 13th and Grand Ave
  • Downtown
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • Hours | Directions

June 16, 2014


This two-day workshop is designed to assist the collection care specialist with determining how
to approach difficult matting issues within their collections. Many museums have prints and works on
paper which were matted using non-archival techniques and subsequently have issues with residual
hinges and/or adhesives that complicate re-matting.

This workshop is designed to address these situations and to assist the museum professional with
determining whether he/she can safely remove the adhesive and hinges themselves or if the collection
item should be sent to the conservator.

This course is geared toward small museums that do not have conservators on staff and is limited to
10 participants, so the focus is hands-on learning.



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