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Behind-the-Scenes Preservation Tour at the Library of Congress

  • 24 Mar 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Library of Congress, James Madison Memorial Building


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The Library of Congress is welcoming DCSWA members for a behind-the-scenes look at the techniques and technology scientists and conservators use to preserve the collections of the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution. The tour will cover various analytical and testing methods for research and treatment, as well as the chemistry behind neutralization of acidic paper in bulk. Cameras are allowed on this two-hour tour, but visitors are discouraged from bringing large bags and unnecessary personal items. 

  • Date/time: March 24, 2017: 10 am - 12 pm
  • Location: Library of Congress, James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Ave SE (entrance near the Metro is on 1st St and C St SE. Diagonally across the exit of the Capitol South Metro Station on the Blue, Orange and Silver Lines.)
  • Registration: $5 deposit, will be returned after you attend the event

Direct questions to DCSWA board member Matt Davenport at mr.matt.davenport [at] gmail [dot] com

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