Surrey Archives to offer advice on how to best take care of family heirlooms – Peace Arch News

The Surrey Archives would like to share their tips and tricks for caring for sensitive items.

The Archives will show how they take care of photos, documents, textiles, etc. with the aim of helping the public to take care of their own family heirlooms.

Entitled “Taking care of your family treasure”, the free conference will take place on November 27 from 1 pm to 2 pm.

“You might have photographs from the 1970s, a favorite cup of tea from a great-grandmother, letters from the house your family received when they first immigrated to Canada, or the dress. your mother’s bride, ”Archivist Chelsea Bailey said.

“What makes objects ‘treasures’ are the stories and the meaning behind them,” she added. “These articles all require special care to ensure that they, and their stories, can continue to be passed down from generation to generation.”

Bailey said family heirlooms don’t have to be expensive to be valuable. The conference aims to teach people how to take care of these items in the best possible way.

The Surrey Archives collection has a lot of experience in the care of fragile items. They have a collection of over a million photographs and thousands of documents and maps.

“Comprised of over 20,000 objects, the city’s heritage artifact collection is thousands more than can be displayed in museums in Surrey,” said Kristin Hardie, Curator of Collections. “From industrial equipment and handmade hats to promotional items from local businesses, every object has a story to tell. “

The free lecture will be held at the Cloverdale Library, 5642 176A Street. People can register in person at any library in Surrey, email [email protected] or call 604-598-7328.

Visit surrey.ca/archives or call 604-502-6459 for more information on the conference.


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