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Sunday September 25, 2016
Save the date for our next meeting!
Please join us on Sunday, September 25, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. at the Pikesville Library’s meeting room, for our next program, “How to Protect and Store Old Documents, Books, and Photographs,” presented by Joyce Dreyfuss.

In this program, Joyce Dreyfuss, a professional Book and Paper Conservator, will discuss: When did paper ingredients change from linen and papyrus to wood pulp? Why does acid matter? How should rare materials be stored? What kind of environment do we need? and How should we handle a rare or delicate object? She will also provide a hands-on demonstration.

Joyce Dreyfuss is currently a freelance Book and Paper Conservator to both museums and private clients. The field comprises hands-on craftsmanship with intellectual rigor and education. She apprenticed for a year with Mr. Johannes Hyltoft of Denmark at the Book Conservation Lab for The Smithsonian Institution rare book libraries. Many people are not aware that The Smithsonian has several small rare book libraries with priceless collections of everything from Leonardo DaVinci’s anatomical drawings to rare stamps from the Soviet Union to Sigmund Freud’s collected letters. After her apprenticeship with Mr. Hyltoft, she spent another year in Israel, where she worked on Holocaust art work from the concentration camps at Yad Vashem Museum. She then returned to The Smithsonian Institution, where she worked under Mr. Hyltoft until 1987. Subsequently, she moved to Baltimore and began to freelance.

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied to membership fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first meeting. Refreshments will be available. Please check our web site at www.jgsmd.org for late updates and for the time, location, and program of future meetings.

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied to membership fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first meeting. Refreshments will be available. Please check our web site at www.jgsmd.org for late updates and for the time, location, and program of future meetings.
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JGS Maryland has been reconstituted!
JGSMD had its initial meeting on Sunday August 18, 2013 to see if there was interest in the group's reconstituting. The turnout was overwhelming, with 31 people attending with only a few days' notice. Look forward to new programming over the next year!
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