Preservation lessons much appreciated

Posted: Friday, September 17, 2010

Frames & Things would like to thank the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center for hosting a variety of paper conservation and handling classes offered through paper conservator Seth Irwin. It is wonderful to know the artifacts of the Russian Church will be preserved and cherished for decades to come. We are privileged to have such rich cultural history in our community, and having an inside look at the process behind the restorations was a truly great experience.

We would also like to thank Mr. Irwin, who through years of experience has become an expert of paper conservation. The information provided in his classes was not only detailed and highly informative, but delivered in a comprehensive and practical manner. We all learned valuable information that directly applies to our habits at Frames & Things, and are extremely grateful for this learning opportunity.

Lastly, Frames & Things would like to extend our thanks to the Rasmuson Foundation, who supported the grant which allowed Mr. Irwin to undertake the longevity evaluation and restoration process of the Russian Church artifacts. The Rasmuson grant also made it possible for the Kenai Visitor & Cultural Center and Mr. Irwin to provide training sessions, paper conservation and paper handling classes, so those in the community who handle or own such collections can employ the proper methods and practices. The grant has benefitted not only the posterity of the Church's collection, but the knowledge and habits of our community, as well.

Our immense appreciation, Frames & Things Staff

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