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Workshop: Conserving Antiquarian Books, Maps and Photos
February 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree – $5
Do you have early local, regional or maritime history books, paper, photos or antiquities? Ever wonder how to preserve them or the best way to repair damage to them? Curious about what they might be worth? If so, join marine historian, antiquarian, conservator and valuation expert Brendon Baillod for a workshop and roadshow to explore these fascinating topics.
Brendon will discuss common problems with preserving antiquarian books, maps, paper and photos and review techniques for correctly repairing items with non-acidic materials using examples from his own collection. Attendees are encouraged to bring in their own materials for consultation, valuation and recommendations.
Brendon Baillod is an award winning maritime historian, antiquarian and author based in Madison, Wisconsin. He is the past president of the Wisconsin Underwater Archeology Association, a former Trustee of the Wisconsin Maritime Museum and a former director-at-large of the Association for Great Lakes Maritime History. He is the author of Fathoms Deep But Not Forgotten: Wisconsin’s Lost Ships, an encyclopedia of every vessel ever lost or built in southern Wisconsin and has appeared on the History, National Geographic, Discovery and Travel Channels discussing Great Lakes shipwrecks and maritime history. Brendon has been collecting antiquarian books, maps, photos and ephemera for thirty years and has the largest private collection in Wisconsin. Brendon frequently appraises Great Lakes and regional history antiquities and is an expert in the restoration and preservation of leather and paper antiquities.
Attendance to Saturday Learning Series programs are just $5 and always free for members.