Category Archives: Preservation

Links related to the preservation of materials such as photos, paper, fabric, and more.

Preservation Week at HMRC : The Blue Tile Project

The Houston Metropolitan Research Center is hosting an event for Preservation Week featuring the Blue Tile Project. You know those really cool tiled street signs that can be spotted around Houston? This group is trying to find and preserve them. The event will be Wednesday, April 27th from 6-8 at the PreservationWeekFlyer. The flyer is attached. Hope to see a lot of AHA! Members there!

Preservation Week events for the public at Rice University

Do you need help managing your digital photos or videos?
Curious about ways to better organize your files? 

Please join us for the following events,
presented in honor of National Preservation Week.
No need to rsvp.

Preserving and Accessing Films and Videos
A presentation by the Texas Archive of the Moving Image
Tuesday, April 23rd at 10am I Farnsworth Pavilion | Rice Memorial Center / Ley Student Center
(building #43 on the campus map)
Light refreshments will be served.

Managing Your Digital Photos: Practical & Inspirational Tips

Brown Bag Event: Wednesday, April 24th at Noon
Digital Media Commons, Herring Hall, room 129

Events are free and sponsored by Fondren Library


The closest lot is the Central Campus Garage (building #51 on the campus map). Enter campus through Entrance 20 off of Rice Blvd, take a right at the second stop sign, and the underground lot entrance is the first left. Please note that all campus parking requires payment; a credit card is required.

HMRC Conservation and Preservation program, July 26

WHO: The Friends of the Texas Room (of the Julia Ideson Library, downtown), present their quarterly meeting, free and open to the public.

WHAT: Laney McAdow and Mary McMillen (both on staff at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center) will speak on the conservation and preservation of books, documents, letters, newspapers, leather, and photographs and conduct a brief demonstration of techniques for preserving the life of these kinds of materials.

Mrs. McMillen worked 25 years in the Harvard University Library System, including 16 years as collections conservator at the Graduate School of Education. She studied bookbinding and conservation at the North Bennet Street School in Boston, and is a member of AIC and The Guild of Bookworkers.

WHEN: Monday, July 26, 2010, 6:30pm reception, 7pm program

WHERE: Museum of Printing History
1324 W. Clay Street
(between Waugh Drive and Montrose, one block south of West Dallas)
Free parking is available in the lot across the street or in the small lot on the left, adjacent to the Museum building.