Event—Public Programming

Preservation Superheroines (and Superheroes) Saving the Newberry's Treasures


Join Newberry Conservation Services as they fearlessly walk you through some of the ways they battle against the evils of deterioration. Hear how Conservation staff members defend Newberry materials against unwanted pests and create amazing custom housing to protect individual items. See how Newberry conservators use their powers of 100x magnification to stabilize pigments on our parchment manuscripts and use heightened powers of investigation to unearth collection secrets in the process of their daily work.

This colloquium will meet on the 5th floor by the elevators and conservation staff will escort attendees to the lab at starting at 3:45pm; please be prompt!

No food or beverage is allowed in the Conservation Lab!