Georgia Archives Spring Book and Paper Conservation Workshops


Spring Book and Paper Conservation/Preservation Workshop Series

The Georgia Archives Conservation Department together with the Big River Bindery are excited to re-open registration for the previously postponed 3-day workshops on the conservation and preservation of books and paper artifacts:

  • Introduction to Paper Conservation – August 7 – 9 ($350)
  • Book Conservation for Circulating and Reference Collections – August 21 – 23 ($350)

These workshops are for anyone who works in cultural heritage institutions, libraries, museums,
galleries, or just has an interest in learning on how to best look after their own objects. The workshops are set at a foundational level and no prior experience or training is required. Join us to gain a greater understanding of book and paper conservation/preservation and how to best look after your treasures!

Registration fees include all materials, and lunch and snacks will be provided.
Location: Georgia Archives, Morrow, GA (Greater Atlanta)
For more information and to register:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are implementing additional health and safety measures to protect the workshop attendees and staff. These include:

  • Reducing the maximum workshop capacity to 10 people to ensure a 6-foot distance between persons and individual work areas.
  • Increasing cleaning and disinfection of all the workshop spaces and surfaces.
  • Limiting sharing of work areas to an absolute minimum and cleaning the surfaces between use.
  • Requesting attendees to bring and wear face masks for the duration of the workshop.
  • Requiring all workshop staff and assistants to follow CDC hygiene and social distancing guidelines and to wear face masks.
  • Requiring hand washing upon entry for all persons.
  • Providing individual pre-packaged lunches and snacks.
  • Including video projection for demonstrations.
  • Prohibiting sharing of tools and materials.
  • Prohibiting non-workshop persons access to the workshop areas.
  • Require staff and attendees to complete a COVID-19 screening form before the workshop.
  • Daily temperature checks upon entry for all persons.

If you have any questions or concerns about the workshop and/or the health and safety measures
please contact Sigourney Smuts at If you require any additional measures to be implemented, we will gladly work with you to ensure you feel safe and comfortable to attend.

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