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University of Iowa News Release

May 20, 2005

UI Conservation Experts Demonstrate Family Heirloom Preservation

A Save Our Stuff (SOS) preservation workshop demonstrating methods of preserving family heirlooms will be Friday, June 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. in the Voc-Tech Building at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge.

Experts from the University of Iowa Libraries' Preservation Department and the Iowa Conservation and Preservation Consortium (ICPC), as well as other speakers from around the Midwest, will present the six hands-on workshops focusing on the preservation of scrapbooks, baskets, oversized paper materials, wood objects and textiles.

The opening speaker for this year's workshops is Kathy Cyr, director of the Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies in Mt. Carroll, Ill. The Campbell Center offers continuing education in historic preservation, museum studies, preventive collections care and conservation.

For registration and fee information contact Nancy E. Kraft at the University of Iowa Main Library at 319-335-5286 or by email at or go to the ICPC web site:

The mission of the ICPC is "to initiate, encourage, and enhance preservation and conservation activities in and among all Iowa repositories and institutions whose collections include a variety of materials such as audio-visuals, microforms, paper-based, and electronically-stored information for the benefit of present and future generations."

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

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