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    In every family, someone ends up with “the stuff.” It is the goal of The Family Curator to inspire, enlighten, and encourage other family curators in their efforts to preserve and share their own family treasures.

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    Preservation Week: Free ALA Webinars on Archiving and Preserving Scrapbooks

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    The Family Curator joins libraries and institutions throughout the country next week to celebrate Preservation Week Event 2014.

    Did you know that more than 4.8 BILLION artifacts are housed in public institutions? Imagine how many more priceless personal family treasures are held in private collections and home archives?

    Throughout Preservation Week, the Family Curator will post articles and tips highlighting care and preservation for some of the most popular family keepsakes.

    Visit April 27 through May 3 to learn more about preserving the past and caring for your family collections. SUBSCRIBE to receive all new posts in your Inbox.

    Free Preservation Week Webinars

    Register NOW for great Free Webinars from the American Library Association in honor of Preservation Week

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014 -- Low-Cost Ways to Preserve Family Archives

    11 am Pacific | 12 Mountain | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern
    Presented by Karen E.K. Brown, Preservation Librarian for the University at Albany, SUNY.

    What can we do to protect our collectables from damage even if we don’t think we have a perfect place to keep them? Learn about possible risks from handling and the environment, and practical, inexpensive ideas to keep collections safe to help ensure what you have can be shared for many years to come.

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    Thursday, May 1, 2014 -- Preserving Scrapbooks

    11 am Pacific | 12 Mountain | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern
    Presented By Melissa Tedone, Conservator at Iowa State

    Scrapbooks can be challenging to preserve since they often contain a diversity of materials.
    In this webinar, participants will learn:

    • the common problems associated with long-term preservation of scrapbooks
    • how to identify problem materials in older scrapbooks and what to do about them
    • how to identify the most stable materials and bindings for creating new scrapbooks

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