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Felicity Corkill

For Delicate Books, Safe and Snug Houses | Preservation Week 2014

We’re honoring National Preservation Week (April 26 through May 3) with a series of posts from our archival experts about the best way to take care of your precious artifacts at home. From April 29 to April 30, we’re also holding free events at the Center. Come by to learn more in person!  Above: A protective enclosure for a fragile book. by Felicity Corkill, Associate Conservator, Center…

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Defending Precious Artifacts from Mold and More | Preservation Week 2014

We’re honoring National Preservation Week (April 26 through May 3) with a series of posts from our archival experts about the best way to take care of your precious artifacts at home. From April 29 to April 30, we’re also holding free events at the Center. Come by to learn more in person!  Above: Parchment that’s cockled, or distorted, due to humidity. by Felicity Corkill, Associate…

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Conservation: Flattening Documents

by Felicity Corkill, Associate Conservator, and Kevin Schlottmann, Processing Archivist, Center for Jewish History All physical objects change over time. Whether accelerated through exposure to light, changes in temperature and humidity, poor handling, or just natural decay, things break down. At the Center for Jewish History’s Collection Management and Conservation Wing, we attempt to address some of this inexorable decay through good storage environment…

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