NECA Mold Workshop

There are a couple of spots remaining in this upcoming workshop so we are passing along the information from our friends at the New England Conservation Association (NECA).

Fungal Facts

Taught by Hanna Szczepanowska
Paper Conservator and Conservation Scientist

May 13 and 14, 2011; 9 to 5 PM

Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) in Andover, Mass.

Please join us for a two-day workshop on mold with paper conservator and conservation scientist Hanna Szczepanowska. During her long and distinguished career in paper conservation, Hanna has gathered extensive knowledge on the bio-deterioration of paper artifacts, and lectured as well as published widely on the topic. She currently holds the position of Research Conservator at the Museum Conservation Institute, a division of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.

During the two-day workshop, the following topics will be covered

• fungi as living organisms and their dependence on the environment in relation to library and museum collections

• prevention and eradication of fungal outbreaks

• specific signs of fungal infestations and their impact on artifacts

The workshop will include a practicum, which will focus on observing fungal specimens under a microscope, learning how to recognize typical features, as well as growing fungi.

The workshop is geared towards practicing conservators of any skill level (all specialty groups), and library or museum collection managers


The cost for the workshop is $220 for members/ $245 for non-members.

If you are not currently a NECA member, we ask that you sign up as a non-member. Your registration will automatically give you membership status, with the $25 surcharge covering the first annual fee.

Registration form and information can be found on the NECA website at

Space is limited to 16 participants.


The registration deadline is May 6, 2011. To guarantee your spot, payment must be received by the registration deadline. Registrants will receive written confirmation.

For directions to the NEDCC please go to their website at

For any other questions please contact Babette Gehnrich, bgehnrich[at]