‘Preservation survey’ being conducted at Archives

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  • Preserving history: Deborah Wender (third from left) director of book conservation at the Northeast Document Conservation Center in Andover, Massachusettes shows Minister of Public Information Services Neletha Butterfield some historic books at the Bermuda Archives as director Karla Hayward (left) and Northeast Document Conservation Center director of paper conservation Walter Newman look on.

    Preserving history: Deborah Wender (third from left) director of book conservation at the Northeast Document Conservation Center in Andover, Massachusettes shows Minister of Public Information Services Neletha Butterfield some historic books at the Bermuda Archives as director Karla Hayward (left) and Northeast Document Conservation Center director of paper conservation Walter Newman look on.
    (Photo by Mark Tatem)


International conservators to assist with important strategy to manage conservation of Bermuda Archives’ diverse historical collections.

The Hon. Neletha Butterfield, Minister for Public Information Services, met with conservators who are here on the Island this week to assist the Bermuda Archives with a preservation survey.

Conservators Deb Wender, Director of Book Conservation and Walter Newman, Director of Paper Conservation at the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) are assisting staff at the Bermuda Archives with the formulation of a strategy to manage the conservation of its diverse historical collections.

The Archives’ unique holdings span four centuries of Bermudian history.

The survey will assist the Archives to improve administration of its preservation programme and ensure availability of endangered archival material for future generations of Bermudians.

NEDCC is a recognised leader in the field of preservation of paper-based heritage collections.

Ms Wender and Mr Newman, who will be at the Archives through Friday, will submit a detailed report of their findings and recommendations following their visit.

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Published Feb 17, 2011 at 10:00 am (Updated Feb 17, 2011 at 10:00 am)

‘Preservation survey’ being conducted at Archives

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