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Preservation & Conservation Department

Preservation Beat: News

  • Documenting and Treating Scrolls: Part 2

    Friday, July 15, 2016 Submitted by Katarzyna Bator and Bailey Kinsky Dry cleaning is the first step in most, if not all conservation treatments. Loose dirt and soil buildup collects […]

  • Documenting and Treating Scrolls: Part 1

    Thursday July 7, 2016 Submitted by Katarzyna Bator and Bailey Kinsky We are both graduate students at Buffalo State College Art Conservation Department. We are spending the summer at the […]

  • IMALERT Disaster Hotline for Cultural Collections Live July 1, 2016

    Friday, July 1, 2016 During a disaster, time is critical but help is a phone call away. IMALERT Hotline: 319-384-3673. As of today the Iowa Museums, Archives, and Libraries Emergency […]

  • Box Making Day

    Friday, June 10, 2016 It was all hands on deck yesterday, as staff made boxes for the many items awaiting protective enclosures in the conservation lab. The boxes ranged from […]

  • Keith/Albee Collection Update!

    Some new changes have come to the Keith/Albee Vaudeville Collection project since we have last updated.  Read more about the project here and here. Candida Pagan joined the Preservation/Conservation department […]

  • Rescuing Photographic Negatives

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016 With much trepidation yesterday, I went off to work with Tish Boyer at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium in Dubuque to assist her in […]

  • Farewell and Best of Luck to Andrea Kohashi!

    UI Libraries Jill-of-all-trades, master of many, Andrea Kohashi leaves us today to become the University of Richmond’s Archivist and Book Arts Studio Coordinator. Andrea holds an MA in Library and Information […]

  • Highlights from 2015: DIY Collections Care

    A book from the circulating collection recently came back from inter-library loan in need of some intervention from Susan Hansen, Book Repair Supervisor at the Libraries’ Preservation & Conservation department.  The […]

  • Happy Holidays from Preservation and Conservation!


  • Digitizing Hancher Posters

    By Ben Bessman, Digitization Assistant Hancher Auditorium had been a noteworthy stop for world famous musical acts, theatre productions, dance companies, and guest speakers in the Midwest since 1972, until […]