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Brodsky Series for the Advancement of Library Conservation Lecture & Workshop

April 11 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Deborah Lee Trupin, textile and upholstery conservator, will be leading this year’s Brodsky Series for the Advancement of Library Conservation lecture and workshop on Thursday, April 11, 2019.

Workshop: Textile Identification, Inspection, and Recommendations for Proper Housing and Treatment
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Antje Bultmann Lemke Seminar Room, Special Collections Research Center, 6th Floor, Bird Library

Lecture: A Tale of Two Flags: How History of Treatment and Ownership Affected Conservation Treatment of Two Early Nineteenth-Century American Flags
2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library

The lecture and workshop are open to the public, however there is limited space available for the workshop; please RSVP to jschambe@syr.edu if you are interested in attending the workshop.

Deborah Lee Trupin, principal of Trupin Conservation Services, has over 35 years of experience in textile conservation. From 1986 to 2015, she was Textile and Upholstery Conservator for the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation’s Bureau of Historic Sites (Peebles Island) in Waterford, NY, where she was responsible for the conservation of the textile and upholstery collections of the 35 state-run historic sites, and supervised the New York State Battle Flag Preservation Project. She is an assistant adjunct professor in FIT’s Fashion and Textile Studies MA program. Her main interests in conservation include preventive conservation, tapestries, upholstered furniture, flags, historic house museum issues, and the history of conversation/restoration. Trupin is a Fellow of the American Institute for Conversation and serves on their Board.

The event is the 2019 offering of the annual Brodsky Series for the Advancement of Library ConservationThe series is endowed through a generous gift by William J. ’65, G’68, and Joan Brodsky ’67, G’68 of Chicago. Beginning in 2004, the endowment has been used to sponsor programs that promote and advance knowledge of library conservation theory, practice, and application among wide audiences, both on campus and in the region. Programs typically include lectures and workshops by prominent library conservators.

For more information regarding the event, please visit: http://libnews.syr.edu/textile-conservator-deborah-lee-trupin-to-give-annual-brodsky-lecture-on-april-11-in-bird-library/