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Old Lyme Historical Society

Thursday July 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Live Zoom meeting presentation

Caring for your Treasures:
The Art and Science of Furniture Conservation

In cooperation with the Old Lyme Historical Society, nationally recognized wood conservator and lecturer Tad D. Fallon will make a Zoom presentation on the care and preservation of historic furniture and wooden artifacts.

Topics include how furniture conservators examine objects, what they look for, and how they formulate intervention strategies. Tips on surface examination techniques, deciphering patina, and identifying past interventions will be discussed, and (virtual) examples presented.

Small museum and personal collections upkeep, along with the do’s and don’ts of furniture care will be outlined. This talk is filled with practical knowledge that will interest anyone with family heirlooms, wood furnishings, or detailing in their home they want to preserve for future generations.

Immediately following the talk, there will be an informal question-and-answer session. Zoom participants are welcome to share visuals of their objects for discussion.

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