Wendy Jessup – Splits, Cracks, Holes, Fading and Munchmarks: Preserving Cultural Heritage One Collection at a Time

The US Postal Museum in Washington, DC. Image: Jessamyn

The US Postal Museum in Washington, DC. Image: Jessamyn

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes in a museum to preserve a collection for future generations?  Museum Conservator Wendy Jessup will provide an overview to collections vulnerabilities and risks, what museum staff does behind those closed doors, and what can be done at home to preserve your heirlooms.

For the last twenty-five years, Wendy Jessup has pioneered the discipline of preventive conservation with particular emphasis on the museum environment and collections care improvements for collections housed within existing historic buildings.  Experienced in identifying vulnerabilities and risks to collections and in setting objectives for risk reduction and preventive conservation, she has also served as conservation advocate for collections in the renovation of existing buildings and the design of new museum facilities.

This is just one of many activities at this year’s RG – return to the program page to read more about other confirmed speakers and events!


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