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Free museum program shows you how to care for artifacts

Staff reports

The Nevada State Museum and the Art Conservation Center at the University of Denver have teamed up to present an evening lecture on “The Care and Handling of Your Treasures” next Tuesday at the State Museum in Carson City.

The free program begins at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3. Victoria Montana Ryan, paintings conservator from the Art Conservation Center, will discuss common misconceptions and mistakes concerning the care and handling of collections.

In her talk on basic collections care, she will highlight proper techniques and materials that are available to extend the life of various collections.

“This is a wonderful learning opportunity for area residents who want to ensure that their collections survive as long as possible,” said Bob Nylen, curator of history. “We’re very pleased that she is available to come to Carson City and share her valuable knowledge.”

The Nevada State Museum is located at 600 North Carson Street in Carson City, opposite the Carson Nugget. It is open seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults, $2.50 for seniors and free under 18.

A free evening lecture series takes place the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. The state museum is one of seven museums run by the Division of Museums and History, within the Nevada Department of Museums, Library and Arts.

More information can be found on the Web at http://dmla.clan.lib.nv.us.