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The Carnegie Center for Art and History is pleased to host Jennifer Hein, Preservation Consultant and History Object Conservator, for a presentation on “Our Cultural Legacy: Preserving and Storing Collectibles.” The general public is invited to learn about the preservation of antiques, photographs, and collectibles to protect our collective cultural histories for generations to come. Bring your own objects for review before or following the presentation. Doors open at 5:30 PM for object review, and the presentation will begin at 6:00 PM. Registration is required. Please email dthomas@carnegiecenter.org or call 812-944-7336 to reserve your seat.

Jennifer Hein is visiting the Carnegie Center as part of the 2018 Collection Assessment for Preservation Program (CAP), supported through a cooperative agreement between the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. The program is designed to help small and mid-sized museums receive prioritized recommendations for improving the care of their collections.

Hein has been working with IMLS for more than twenty years. She has a wealth of experience as a conservationist, museum specialist, historic site assessor, and grant consultant for more than forty historic museums. She has worked with the Indiana War Memorial, Indiana State Archives, Indiana History Museum, and Cincinnati Museum Center, among many others. She also enjoys opportunities to do outreach with the public, such as the Indiana Road Show of the Indiana Historic Society, to educate people on the preservation of their personal objects, thereby preserving the cultural history of a region. According to Hein, “We should all be concerned with these factors so that our cultural history collections and antiques are cared for. Only then will conservators like myself be able to treat the more limited number of projects for which they have time.”

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