NEW DATE — Upcoming Workshop – Preservation of Large Format Works on Paper

We decided to start off 2014 with a long overdue blog post. We plan to update the Pulp Fixin’ blog on a much more regular basis this year, so please keep checking for new stories.

Twin Brothers Yeast poster

As paper conservators, we spend the majority of our time working “at the bench” performing conservation treatments. However, we do occasionally get out of the studio to do things like teach workshops. Our Head Paper Conservator, Carolyn Frisa, is presenting a workshop on large format paper objects such as architectural plans, maps, posters, documents, and photographs on February 8, 2014 at the Vermont History Center.

These large and often unwieldy objects present special preservation challenges, especially for storage, handling and display.  At this workshop, we will discuss special degradation factors, storage recommendations, as well as handling, display and storage guidelines for these materials. Workshop attendees will also have the opportunity to check out some inexpensive storage solutions from our collection of large format paper objects.

To register for the workshop or for more information, please visit


Large collection of 19th-century posters before conservation

Oversize posters rolled for safe storage after conservation treatment