Preservation Problems and Solutions Examples from the Conservation

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					                                               STATE OF WISCONSIN, DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

                                                             30 West Mifflin Street, P.O. Box 7843, Madison, WI 53707-7843
                                                                  PHONE: (608) 266-1311 1-800-947-8387 (WIS VETS)
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    Jim Doyle, Governor                                                                 E-MAIL:
    John A. Scocos, Secretary                                                                         FAX: (608) 264-7616
                                Attention Newsroom—Media Advisory
March 8, 2005                                                                Contact: Andrew Schuster 608-267-1797
For Immediate Release                                                                or Kathleen Scholl 608-267-3582

                             Preservation Problems and Solutions:
                             Examples from the Conservation Lab
                     at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center

                            An exhibit of library and archive materials
                         demonstrating a variety of conservation treatments

(MADISON)— The staff of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center and Conservation Lab
invite you to visit the third floor to view an exhibit showcasing the Lab’s efforts to address the unique
preservation problems posed by the Research Center’s diverse collections. The Lab has been active since
2003, working to repair damaged Research Center materials and to protect them against the effects of aging
and wear & tear. Highlights of the display include a hymnbook found at Gettysburg by a Wisconsin soldier
and a G.A.R. encampment souvenir book in the shape of a buffalo’s head. Photographs, documents, and
books are also represented, with descriptions of the conservation treatments used to help them.

The materials in this exhibit were made available to the public thanks to a grant from the National
Historical Publications and Records Commission.

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum is a free public educational activity of the Wisconsin Department
of Veterans Affairs and is located at 30 W. Mifflin St., across the street from the State Capitol. The
museum is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (year round) and Sundays (April
through September) from noon to 4 p.m. The museum’s research center is open Monday through
Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and by appointment. For more information contact Laura Kocum,
at 608-264-7663, or, or go to

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