JUST IN TIME: DISASTER PREPAREDNESS FOR PAPER-BASED COLLECTIONS #C98-10

SEPTEMBER 15-16, 1998

The Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education is pleased to announce the sixth series of the Research, Libraries, and Archives Collections Conservation Task Force (RELACT) Program.

This is a two-day course on developing a disaster plan, with a hands-on exercise for rescuing water-damaged documents.

Topics include understanding the nature of disasters, disaster planning, preventive measures, management of water-damaged documents, and a one-day workshop on rescuing water-damaged documents.

COURSE INFORMATION

Course Fee:           $50.00 for lecture; $100.00 for workshop
Enrollment:            50 participants for lecture; 30 participants for workshop
Time:                      Daily, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Deadline:                August 1, 1998 or as filled
Location:                 Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education,  Museum Support Center
For Information:     Fei-Wen Tsai 301-238-3700 x148
                                Francine Lewis 301-238-3700 x102
To apply:                 Please fill out course registration form.