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Mold: Prevention, Detection, Recovery (Presented by DHPSNY)

  • Deyo Hall 6 Broadhead Avenue New Paltz, NY, 12561 United States (map)

A workshop presented by Documentary Heritage & Preservation Services for New York (DHPSNY) with speaker Gillian Marcus, Preservation Specialist, DHPSNY.

Mold can stain artifacts and weaken paper, books, textiles, and proteinaceous materials such as leather. It can also cause health problems for staff and visitors. This half-day workshop will discuss how to identify mold, the environmental factors that allow mold to grow and thrive, and how to prevent an outbreak. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and procedures for handling the health risks of a mold outbreak will also be discussed. Attendees will learn best practices for cleaning moldy books and papers, as well as identifying when it’s necessary to call a conservator or a professional mold remediation company.

This is a half-day session, with morning (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) and afternoon (2:00 - 5:00 PM) sessions. Registration is limited to 20 participants per session.  

Program times:
Choose one when registering
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 - 5:00 PM

Important Registration Information:

  • The registration deadline for each workshop is two weeks before the workshop date.
  • You must complete a separate registration for each individual attending the workshop. You must complete the entire registration form for each attendee to guarantee a spot at the workshop. 
  • A reminder email will be sent one week prior to each workshop date. If you believe you have registered but have not received a reminder, please contact DHPSNY at to confirm that you are registered.
  • If online registration is inconvenient, you may also call DHPSNY at (215) 545-0613