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Monday, May 13 • 7:30am - 7:00pm
The Ultimate New England Conservation Lab Tour - Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) and Historic New England Conservation Laboratory and Storage Facility TICKETED

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The Ultimate New England Conservation Lab Tour - Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) and Historic New England Conservation Laboratory and Storage Facility

Bus departs from the Mohegan Sun at 7:30 am and will return around 6:30 pm.

Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC)
Tour the NEDCC Paper, Photograph, and Book Conservation labs; the Center’s custom framing department; and the Digital Imaging lab, including the Oversize Imaging Studio. Then on to the new Audio Preservation control rooms to learn about 100% attended transfer for magnetic and digital audiotape as well as disc recordings; and a demonstration of the Center’s IRENE Audio Preservation system, the “touchless” optical-scanning technology for grooved media such as wax cylinders and discs. The IRENE technology photographs the grooves of wax cylinders and discs, and software translates the images into sound.

Over lunch provided by NEDCC, participants will learn about the Center’s Preservation Services outreach activities, such as training, assessments and consultations, a free reference service, and the 24/7 disaster advice hotline. There will also be a short video presentation on a recent NEDCC conservation treatment project. www.nedcc.org

Historic New England Conservation Laboratory and Storage Facility
Historic New England manages thirty-seven historic properties in five New England states, has one of the largest collections of New England art and artifacts in the country, and maintains a regional storage facility and conservation laboratory in Haverhill, Mass. Join Historic New England staff for an exclusive look inside our conservation laboratory to see a range of current and past conservation treatments. Learn how we digitize collections for conservation and research use, address pest management issues with the use of a controlled atmosphere treatment system, and tour our new decorative arts storage. Staff will discuss challenges faced managing historic house museum collections and conservation and collection care priorities across a large geographic area.