The Book & Paper SIG is really looking forward to hosting its webinar event on Saturday 27 March at 10 am. The event is presented in collaboration with Debra Hess Norris, Professor of the Art Conservation Department at the University of Delaware. Since 1997, Norris has directed the Winterthur/UD Program in Art Conservation and has authored 45 articles and book chapters and co-edited Issues in the Conservation of Photographs. She has taught 140+ workshops for conservators and allied professionals, lectured worldwide and raised more than US$20 million dollars for art conservation initiatives. As part of this webinar, Debra will be sharing her experiences on the preservation of photographic heritage, on why photographs are loved, on why they are important and, most importantly, on why we must advocate to preserve them. She will reiterate the significance of advocacy and the importance of engaging communities in conservation initiatives. Debra will also demonstrate how far the conservation profession has come to date and direct us to where it needs to go now. The talk will be followed by a Q&A session and promises to be both an informative and inspiring event. Please do join us; details will be shared on the AICCM Facebook page and AICCM Book & Paper SIG page.
If you missed our first webinar event with Sydney Analytical, do not worry – it was recorded and will be available for viewing shortly on the AICCM webpage. Students, conservators or interested parties looking to find out more about the Sydney Analytical facility can check out their website or contact Elizabeth or Therese directly.
In exciting news, the Book & Paper SIG has some more great events planned for 2021, so please keep an eye out on the AICCM website and SIG Facebook pages for details to come. Finally, we want to remind our members of the important role YOU play in making the group a success. We encourage you to share and participate on the Book & Paper Facebook page, as the content is only as good as the contributions you make. If you have come across any tools, new techniques, research papers or anything at all that you think people may be interested in hearing about PLEASE SHARE – that is what the page is for.