Deacidification of Paper Artifacts
Instructor: Susan Russick
Early-Bird Registration Fee: $1075 (Before TBA)
Regular Registration: $1125 (After TBA)
This workshop will provide a review of chemistry fundamentals and will cover theoretical chemical mechanisms and practical experience related to washing and deacidifying paper artifacts. Topics will include pH; water purity; comparison of neutralizing and deacidifying chemicals; issues associated with washing iron gall inks; and discussion of non-aqueous and mass deacidification methods.
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Susan Russick is a Special Collections Conservator at Northwestern University Library. She is a Professional Associate member of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works and holds a MLIS with a Certificate of Advanced Study in Conservation from the University of Texas at Austin. Her 20 years of conservation experience include positions at the Newberry Library, the Library of Congress, the National Museum of American History, the National Museum of Natural History, and Nishio Conservation.