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Out of the Ordinary
Preserving Paper-Based Ephemera

Preserving Paper-Based Ephemera

July 8, 2015

Portland, OR

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Presented by:

The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts

Hosted and co-sponsored by:

Portland Art Museum

Coffee break sponsored by:

The Ephemera Society of America


This one-of-a-kind symposium examines the myriad of challenges faced in preserving non-standard paper items produced in the 19th and 20th centuries, including paper dolls, greeting cards, posters, maps, blueprints, baseball cards, miniature books, scrapbooks, and oversize objects. The size, the use of mixed media, and the often transient nature of these objects add to the complexity of their preservation needs. The symposium will address the need to retain basic preservation guidelines while creatively developing effective storage, handling, and exhibition strategies and solutions for a variety of items.

More information about this program and online registration is available at www.ccaha.org.

Registration & Fees:

CCAHA & Ephemera Society Members: $95

Students: $85 (please call Emily at 215.545.0613, to get the student rate)

Non-Members: $110

Hurry! Registration closes on June 23rd, click here to register now!


Mary Weaver Chapin, PhD, Curator of Graphic Arts, Portland Art Museum

Barbara Fahs Charles, Principal, Staples & Charles Ltd.

Joan Irving, Paper Conservator and Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Delaware

Crystal Maitland, Paper Conservator, Canadian Conservation Institute

Funding for this program was provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), with additional funding from The Pew Charitable Trusts.


The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) is a nonprofit conservation facility specializing in the treatment of works on paper, photographs, and books through conservation and state-of-the-art digital imaging services. Founded in 1977, CCAHA serves nonprofit cultural institutions, private individuals, and other collecting organizations. CCAHA’s preservation services staff present educational programs, conduct preservation assessments, and develop emergency preparedness plans. CCAHA also offers fellowships, fundraising support, and disaster assistance.

For information on additional educational opportunities, visit www.ccaha.org or visit CCAHA on Facebook.

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Emily Polhamus<br /><small>Preserving Paper-Based Ephemera</small>
(215) 545-0613


Portland Art Museum<br /><small>Preserving Paper-Based Ephemera</small>
Portland, OR United States
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National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
645 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Email: ncptt[at]nps.gov
Phone: (318) 356-7444
Fax: (318) 356-9119