Hi all, Apologies for cross-posting, just wanted to let you know about this great opportunity to hear from Smithsonian conservators! Details below. Ask a Conservator: Materials Matter Wednesday, February 3 at 5 PM ET From early printed books to audiovisual recordings, the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives’ conservators handle and preserve a wide variety of items, each made up of different materials. Ultimately, it is those materials that inform the conservators’ work and determine how they treat each object to maintain it for future generations. In other words, materials matter. Join Alison Reppert Gerber, Preservation Coordinator, Keala Richard, Conservation Technician, and Daniel Viltsek, Book Conservator, to hear about the unique materials that they deal with, watch a book dissection and see how different materials and structures have worked well or haven’t, and learn about the challenge of preserving a variety of formats and materials in our collections. And as always, there will be plenty of time for your questions! Please join us on Wednesday, February 3 at 5 PM ET. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the program. Optional auto-generated captions will be available during the program. We will be recording the program and will also be live streaming on Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/SmithsonianLibraries/> for a broader audience. Register here to join via Zoom: http://s.si.edu/3r1CHa8 Thank you to our generous sponsor of this program! Sponsor: Susan Holden Blaha Erin Clements Rushing Outreach Librarian she/her email: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> Smithsonian Libraries and Archives LibrariesArchives.si.edu [Text Description automatically generated] You received this email because you are subscribed to the iSchool Discussion List (ISCHOOLDISCUSSION) mailing list. If you would like to unsubscribe from this list, simply send an email to [log in to unmask] with the message signoff ISCHOOLDISCUSSION in the body.