Vermont Historical Society offers free workshop on paper preservation

Conservator Carolyn Frisa will present a workshop about preserving large-format works on paper Saturday, Jan. 11 from 10 am to 12:30 pm at the Vermont History Center in Barre. This workshop will guide local historical society, library, or town employees that own large paper objects, such as architectural plans, maps, posters, documents, photographs, and even wallpaper, on how to properly care for them.

“These large and often unwieldy objects present special preservation challenges, especially for storage, handling, and display,” said Frisa. “We will discuss special degradation factors and storage recommendations.” Workshop attendees will also have the opportunity to see inexpensive storage solutions from Frisa’s collection and take a tour of some of the oversized storage at the Vermont Historical Society.

This workshop is free for Vermont Historical Society members and VHS institutional members, and $15 for non-members. Registration is required and space is limited. The snow date is Saturday, Feb. 8.

Please contact Laura Brill at 479-8522 or for more information or to register. To learn more, please visit or the Society’s website at

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