Basics of Collections Care, February 14

February 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center
The Dalles
OR 97058
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center

Join Executive Director Carolyn Purcell, in her role as an Oregon Heritage Commission MentorCorps Partner, February 14, 10 am –12 pm for Basics of Collections Care at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, Oregon. This class is free training on Collections Care Basics, there is no cost but pre-registration is required. Call 541-296- 8600 ext. 201, or visit

This workshop is available to all regional heritage organizations, but also to anyone who has a precious heritage collection they want to preserve for the future. Whether a genealogist with family photos, an enthusiastic antiques collector, book hoarder, or simply an employee in charge of preserving corporate documents, this informative workshop will provide the information needed to archive collections using best practice techniques for best preservation results.

Examples of topics:
 What are the biggest threats to Collections?
 Invisible and visible dangers to watch for
 Preservation vs. Conservation vs. Restoration
 Best practices in handling your collection
 Management from environment to storage plans to Cataloging

You are invited to bring specific questions and challenges you may have to discuss with Carolyn.

This is a free class but Pre-registration is required by February 12. Light refreshments will be served.
Call 541-296- 8600 ext. 201, or visit

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