Bucks County Genealogical Society Program - "Paper Conservation: An Eye Opener" - Saturday, May 5th, 2012 - 10 AM until Noon

Apr 30, 2012


Saturday, May 5, from 10 am to noon at the David Library of the American Revolution, 1201 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA 18977.  $5 for BCGS members and $10 for non-members.


Are you the archivist in your family?  Perhaps you have old family documents, such as a decorative marriage certificate from the 19th century, or a family Bible.  Come and learn about document preservation from Elizabeth Wendelin, and ensure that those precious heirlooms remain intact for future generations.


          Program:  Paper Conservation:  An Eye Opener

          Speaker:  Elizabeth Wendelin, Paper Conservator of Fine Art



Illustrated Power Point program addressing paper making and its brief history, followed by factors affecting the longevity of paper.  A series of slides illustrates treatment steps in paper conservation, including photographs of before and after treatment of paper based items.


About the Speaker:  Elizabeth Wendelin is an Art Conservator in private practice, specializing in the treatment of fine art on paper, archival materials, and documents and paintings done on parchment.  She completed her Master of Science degree in Art Conservation from the University of Delaware - Winterthur Art Conservation Program in 1984, and was named a Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) in 1996.