Cleaning a historic house or site is a bit different from cleaning your own home. Some cleaning products and techniques can cause more harm than good. Regular cleaning can slow down wear and tear on historic interiors and collections (or speed it up if it’s not done properly!). In this session participants will learn the dos and don’ts of historic housekeeping, including scheduling, tools, products and techniques to keep your collections safe and your site pristine. Attendees will leave with the resources needed to put together their own historic housekeeping kit. The workshop will be followed by a behind the scenes tour of the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center. Close out the morning with professional networking and over lunch with your fellow colleagues.
Presented by Natalie Liberace, Historic Housekeeper at the Wadsworth Longfellow House, Maine Historical Society and Collection Manager at the Maine State Museum, as well as former museum technician at several historic houses within the National Park Service.
Date: June 29, 2015
Location: Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, Livermore, ME
Cost: $15 MAM Members/ $18 NonMembers (includes refreshments and lunch)
This workshop is part of MAM's 2015 Program Series presented with support from the Maine Humanities Council.