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Archives & Special Collections Exhibits

Guide on Past and Current Archives & Special Collections Exhibits @ the University of Pittsburgh Library System - Oakland (2020-present)

Preservation: the Tools of the Trade

Date of Exhibition: Fall 2021- Present 

Curator: Miriam Meislik (Media Curator) and Anaïs Grateau (Archives & Special Collections Preservation Coordinator)

Location: Archives & Special Collections at the Archives Service Center, 7500 Thomas Boulevard Pittsburgh, PA 15208 

Description: Preservation is the protection of cultural property through activities that minimize chemical and physical deterioration and damage and that prevent loss of informational content. The primary goal of preservation is to prolong the existence of cultural property (American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works). 

Our Preservation Lab is entirely dedicated to the care of non-circulating collections. It's goal is to stabilize and preserve unique and distinctive items form Archives and Special Collections.

This display presents a selection of tolls we use regularly in the Preservation Lab.

Exhibit Photographs