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Learn How to Preserve Your Family Heirlooms This Saturday at the Eiteljorg

by IUPUI Museum Studies | Mar 31, 2014


IUPUI Museum Studies 2nd Annual Collections Care Fair
Saturday, April 5
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Free with museum admission
IUPUI students who show their ID are admitted free of charge

Bring your beloved heirlooms and have a one-on-one conversation with a professional conservator who can show you how to better store, care for and preserve your family treasures. Sponsored by the the IUPUI Museum Studies Program and Museum Studies Club.

New this year: XRF Testing
New this year, attendees will have the rare opportunity to bring their metal items for free non-invasive X-ray fluorescence testing. Whether a wedding band or meteorite, XRF testing can report an object’s elemental composition almost instantly.

“People can bring in their jewelry or any other metal family heirloom pieces to find out exactly what type of metal it contains,” said Holly Cusack-McVeigh, assistant professor of anthropology and museum studies and public scholar of collections and community curation in a press release provided by IUPUI. “Sometimes people discover that their 'trinket' is a true 'treasure.' This is a really fun addition to the 2014 Collections Care Fair, and we wish to extend a special word of thanks to Bruker Elemental for contributing equipment and staff to this public event."

IUPUI museum studies students will work alongside the professionals at the event. The fair allows the students as emerging museum professionals to share specialized knowledge they have learned in classroom and lab settings.

Items being examined include:
Heirlooms
Books
Textiles
Metal objects
Furniture... and much more!

Click here more information and a look at the press release about Saturday's event.

SOURCE: From IUPUI press release

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