Below you will find the agenda and parking directions for our 7th Conservation and Collections Care Camp on Wednesday November 7th, 2018 hosted by Spring Arbor University (Ralph Carey Forum, in the Student Life Center).
The event is free, however registration is required. Lunch will be provided and there is no cost for parking.
If you’d like to attend, please email Corinne Robertson (email@example.com) and I’ll get you signed up! Looking forward to seeing you all soon!
9:30 AM : Arrival and Light Breakfast
10:00 AM : Welcome to CCCC7
10:10 AM : Speakers’ Set Up
10:15 AM : Morning Session of Speakers :
10:15 AM : Susan Panak (Acquisitions and Archives, Spring Arbor University)
“From Attic, to Conservator, to a Room of Its Own: The journey of a weathered 1858 Jackson County Map”
Susan will also will show a powerpoint by Dianna Samuelson (Conservator in Private Practice) on the conservation of the 1858 Jackson County Map.
10:45 AM : Matt Adair: (Lead Archivist for Digitization, Bentley Historical Library, U of M)
Digitization for small shops
11:45 AM : Lunch provided
12:45 PM : Settle in & Speaker set up
1:00 PM : Marieka Kaye- (U of M Library- Head, Conservation & Book Repair)
“Is It Art?”
The presentation will be on strange book formats in our artists’ books collection, which present unique housing challenges. Lately we’ve also been finding unusual book formats in the Hatcher Graduate Library’s general stacks, and transferring them to the artists’ books collection at the Art, Architecture, and Engineering Library on North Campus. Publishers today are starting to get more “creative” with the way their books are manufactured, and this leads to further housing, treatment, and longevity challenges.
It’s also been a dilemma, deciding when something should be made free to retrieve openly for patrons and when it might be considered “art” and should receive isolation/protection in closed stacks instead.
1:20 PM : Eric Alstrom (Michigan State University, Head of Conservation and Preservation)
1:40 PM : “Help, I’m Outside my Comfort Zone” Discussion
2:00 PM : Closing Comments
2:10 PM : Tour
Campus Security is recommending that campers park behind the Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church – 120 E Main St, Spring Arbor, MI 49283. See the map to find the parking lot off Cottage St.
After parking, follow the sidewalk west until you reach the entrance to the Student Life Center (Building #33) as indicated on the attached map. When you enter the Center, there will be a small stairway to the right (as well as a handicap ramp). At the top of the stairway, take a sharp left at the bookstore and proceed to the end of the Hallway. The Ralph Carey Forum is on the right-hand side at the end of the Hallway.
If you need to be dropped off at the Student Life Center (#33) there is a semi-circular drive that goes right up to the building (see #18 on the map).
If you need handicap parking please contact Susan Panak at Susan.Panak@arbor.edu or 517-750-6434, for additional information.