A University of Illinois conservation librarian will provide a gallery lecture for "Through the Decades," the exhibit now on display at the Giertz Gallery at Parkland College.
Jennifer Hain Teper, Velde Preservation Librarian and associate professor, University Library at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, will discuss "Preservation and Conservation Approaches for Historic Paper and Photograph Collections" Tuesday, June 24 at 1 p.m.
Her talk and the gallery exhibit are free and open to the public.
Teper has served as head of the University Library's conservation unit since 2001 and as head of preservation since 2009. She also served as a consultant on the university's Alma Mater statue conservation project. She teaches preservation- and conservation-related courses in the university's Graduate School of Library and Information Science and instructs at the Campbell Center for Historic Preservation.
A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Teper holds an MLIS and Certificate of Advanced Study in the Conservation and Preservation of Library and Archival Materials.
In her presentation, Teper will first discuss common materials found in museum and personal collections and their preservation challenges. She then will provide tips for care of personal collections, including how to work with conservators for more advanced care and treatment. She encourages audience members to bring examples of their own preservation questions for discussion. Finally, if time allows, Teper will present a brief overview of the conservation of the Alma Mater, completed in April of this year.
Giertz Gallery Director Lisa Costello said the gallery is pleased to have Teper providing this lecture on conservation.
"This is an interesting subject; the practice of conservation has allowed many works of art to survive for future generations," she said.
"Through the Decades: Selected Student Artwork from the Permanent Collection" runs through July 24 at the Giertz Gallery at Parkland College