Every collection is susceptible to damage from water – whether from ground floods or from above through leaks, fire suppression systems, or the water used to put out a fire. This hands-on workshop will give participants experience in dealing with the aftermath of waterlogged materials. Experienced collections conservator, Ann Frellsen, will share her experiences and train you on how to recover collections after the water recedes.
Participants will learn the importance of team effort in how to manage a response, from safety to public relations through recovery of materials after a water incident. In addition, participants will gain hands-on experience in the salvage of typical library and archive collections materials. A wrap-up session includes time for questions, especially regarding specific collections or situations.
Lunch will be on your own in Athens from 11:30 to 1:00.
About the instructor
Ann Frellsen is a trained member of the American Institute for Conservation’s Collections Emergency Response Team. She assisted in recovery efforts after Hurricanes Ivan in Florida and Katrina in Mississippi.