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Collections Conservation and Management students present new exhibit


Students of the Collections Conservation and Management (CCM) program at Fleming College are proud to present an exciting new exhibit entitled, “Handle with Care: Invite Preventive Conservation into Your Home.” The public is invited to explore this exhibit from April 10 to June 15, 2012. The opening ceremonies will take place Tuesday, April 10, 2012 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the fifth floor of the Sutherland Campus.

With the intention to shift the focus from museum collections, the students will delve into the role that preventive conservation can play in the home. The exhibit highlights everyday factors that can cause irreversible damage to your objects. Developed to engage a variety of audiences, the exhibit features examples of at-home treatments gone wrong, as well as tips and tricks to prolong the lifespan of your cherished items.

The Collections Conservation and Management program at Fleming trains students in the specialized field of heritage conservation. Teaching students the skills necessary to preserve, conserve and restore, as appropriate, objects that have cultural, historical, artistic or personal value for present and future generations. Fleming College offers the only college-level training in this field in Canada. The CCM program is widely recognized for providing the optimum synthesis of art and science, as well as a strong basis in the ethics and standards expected in the field.


For more information:

Media contact for event details: Nikita Johnston, 705-559-4863 or ccm2012exhibitpr@gmail.com

Fleming College Communications Officer: Leigh McEachran, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or leighm@flemingc.on.ca