Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland
Speaker: Joyce Dreyfuss
Title: "How to Protect and Store Old Documents, Books, and Photographs"
Date and Time: Sunday, September 25, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Pikesville Library's meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Rd
PLEASE NOTE THE NEW LOCATION!
Please join us on Sunday, September 25, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. at the
Pikesville Library's meeting room, for our next program, "How to
Protect and Store Old Documents, Books, and Photographs," presented by
In this program, Joyce Dreyfuss, a professional Book and Paper
Conservator, will discuss: When did paper ingredients change from
linen and papyrus to wood pulp? Why does acid matter? How should rare
materials be stored? What kind of environment do we need? and How
should we handle a rare or delicate object? She will also provide a
Joyce Dreyfuss is currently a freelance Book and Paper Conservator to
both museums and private clients. The field comprises hands-on
craftsmanship with intellectual rigor and education. In 1978-1979, she
apprenticed with Mr. Johannes Hyltoft of Denmark at the Book
Conservation Lab for The Smithsonian Institution rare book libraries.
Many people are not aware that The Smithsonian has several small rare
book libraries with priceless collections of everything >from Leonardo
DaVinci's anatomical drawings to rare stamps >from the Soviet Union to
Sigmund Freud's collected letters. In 1980-1981, she was invited to
work on Holocaust art work >from the concentration camps at Yad Vashem
Museum in Israel. She then returned to The Smithsonian Institution,
where she worked under Mr. Hyltoft until 1987. Subsequently, she moved
to Baltimore and began to freelance.
The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied
to membership fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first
meeting. Refreshments will be available. Please check our web site at
www.jgsmd.org for late updates and for the time, location, and program
of future meetings.
JGSMD Public Relations