Workshops: Preserving Your Family Memorabilia

30 June 12:00

Friday 30th June 2017
West Berkshire Museum
12pm – 4pm, £25

Discover how to take care of, protect and preserve cherished keepsakes, treasured documents, important family history items, collectibles, artwork and antiques.

This workshop will cover several areas from how to clean documents, remove staples and sew pages together. Sue will also show you how to remove sellotape and repair paper documents, and how to make simple preservation boxes.

To book a place on this workshops please call the museum 01635 519562 or email

Tutor: Sue Hourigan, Berkshire Record Office
Berkshire Record Office holds the historic archives relating to Berkshire. The historic archives are looked after by Jane and Sue, who have collectively over 30 years of experience cleaning, packaging and repairing the documents. They teach collectors how to look after their own collections by identifying the risks to paper documents and carrying out basic life extending treatments. The techniques used to repair old documents and books can also be transferred into contemporary papermaking, picture mounting and bookbinding. The classes are designed for beginners. All materials and equipment will be supplied.