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National Library of Medicine Announces Second Annual Preservation Week, April 25-29

Events Include Guest Speakers, Demonstrations, Exhibits and Appraisals


After a smashing success last year, the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health, is expanding its Preservation Week activities in 2011. On April 25, 27 and 29 respectively, in conjunction with a nationwide observation of Preservation Week led by the American Library Association, NLM will host lectures on rare books, photographs, and objects and paintings. Speakers Allan Stypeck, Sarah Wagner and Scott Nolley will also conduct “Antiques Roadshow”-style consultations on items brought in by attendees. (Please see the NLM Preservation Week Web site, URL below, for instructions on how to sign up for a consultation.) NLM staff will be on hand, too, demonstrating a range of preservation techniques. All activities will take place in Lister Hill Center (Building 38A) and are open to the public. Read full schedule of events, speaker biographies, a list of preservation resources and much more on the NLM Preservation Week Web site: //


Preservation of Book 

This scrapbook, chronicling events in the life of Charlotte Wassef, Miss Universe of 1935,

was among the treasures brought in by NIH staff at last year's NLM Preservation Week.

Photograph by E. Déshaun Williams.