May 1st Wet Salvage Recovery Workshop to be held at the Georgia Archives

On May 1, 2015 10:00am–4:00pm, the Wet Salvage Recovery Workshop will be held at the Georgia Archives. Every collection is susceptible to damage from water – whether from floods and hurricanes or from structural leaks and burst pipes. This hands-on workshop will give participants experience in dealing with the aftermath and with recovery of waterlogged materials.

Experienced collections conservator, Ann Frellsen, who assisted after Hurricanes Ivan and Katrina and is a member of the American Institute for Conservation’s Collections Emergency Response Team (AIC-CERT) will lead this session on how to recover collections after the water recedes. Participants will gain hands-on experience in the salvage of typical library and archives materials. Participants will also learn the importance of teamwork in managing an emergency response, including safety, public relations, and the recovery of wet materials. A wrap-up session will include time for questions, especially regarding specific collections or situations.

This workshop is free. Registration is required and limited to 20 participants. Lunch is on your own. To reserve your spot please e-mail Julie Newton by FRIDAY, APRIL 24 at with “HERA 2015” in the subject line.

Directions to the Georgia Archives: Thanks so much for recognizing Preservation Week and MayDay with HERA!!

Save the date for the Annual HERA Education Program  

Wet Salvage Recovery Workshop
at the Georgia Archives
May 1st, 2015
10:00am – 4:00pm
Join us for a free Wet Salvage Recovery workshop conducted by Ann Frellsen, Collections Conservator for the Emory University Libraries.
Workshop participation will be free but limited with required registration. More details to come, so put this date on your calendar. Thanks so much for recognizing Preservation Week with HERA!